Home life


On Thursday some school books were lost by Son The Elder. On Friday he checked with his home group teacher. He checked with the year level co-ordinator and the office. Following the long weekend, he checked again on Tuesday after school. Nothing had turned up.

He seemed worried about the missing books, so I moved on it quickly. On Tuesday afternoon we went to the bookshop and bought replacements of everything. Cost a pretty penny. We came home and labelled it all, this time ensuring names were written on the outside of books, not just the insides. Easier identification.

He took them all into school on Wednesday.

And you guessed it: all the lost stuff got found. A teacher had found it all and held onto it.

D’oh. That’ll teach me to be organised.

Next time, I’ll wait at least a week.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

3 replies on “Lost”

Ahhh Murphy of Murphy’s Law strikes again.
And it is written in the same Law that if you hadn’t bought replacement books, the originals wouldn’t have turned up.
You can’t win with that bugger Murphy ;)

What school was it? Sounds like a dodgy grubbyment school. Doesn’t even have a proper lost property dept.

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