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Oddest thing! We had a full house last night and no one came for breakfast until 9.

We needed our big cutting board to prep.

It's gone!

We looked everywhere, even our own kitchen. Nope, it's gone.

Seriously? You stole my cutting board?

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glad you found it ... thought it might be that someone used it and stashed it in a place that would not occur to you.  hope they didn't remove anything else that you haven't noticed is missing. i had little cheese spreaders go missing that i rarely used.  didn't notice that for a long time as they were my personal things i rarely used. finally found them in the back of the linen closet of all places - chambermaid said she found them in a guest room and stuck them in there. why - i don't know.

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Found!

Yes, someplace we would not have put it. Obviously. It was in with the serving trays we use for add ons.

And it was clean. But it went thru the wash anyway.

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Someone swiped a hair dryer.  No doubt about it.  To tell you the truth, I think it might have been the person checking in who couldn't find the hairdryer.  It's a great way to throw the blame onto the last guest.  I have looked high and low and in every conceivable nook and cranny.   Luckily we had a spare stored in the barn.  That is a first in 25 years so we aren't doing too badly!

 

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I thought a hair dryer had grown legs - but thought it had gotten mixed with packing up because it was after MY KIDS left. Went out and bought another since they are not that expensive. A few months later I found it - on the shelf in the room where it had always been, just fell behind the stack of extra towels!

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guest asked me just this last week if we lost a lot ie had thinks knicked - nope

1 bottle of hand wash, 1 hair dryer, 1 set of towels, 2 small and very cheap pictures, 2 remote controls.

Most embarrassing incident was when I threw away a guests hair dryer! was the same brand and type we use, saw it with a partially broken handle, had a right go at the chamber maid for not picking this up and it was dangerous etc and threw it away and put a new one in the room! had to completely apologise to the guest! who was fine about it thank goodness! proves my point though if there was an electrical appliance problem it would be from something they brought in not my stuff!

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Haven't had one go, yet... but I added ones in the bathroom that are bolted to the wall...

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Happy you found it, but a someone helped themselves to your kitchen!!!

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yeahcheeky

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Congrats (or do you prefer I say Mazel Tov? Felicitations?)

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Jon Sable wrote:

Congrats (or do you prefer I say Mazel Tov? Felicitations?)

All would be understood!

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We did have one crazy woman here that did steal, a few things and attempt to steal others.  She was SO of a tour guide that had several groups stay here over a 2 week period.  This woman and the experience could fill a full chapter of a book (anyone interested?) and I have mentioned her before. 

One of the attempted items was DH's jacket.  We hunted for it everywhere and he was thinking he left it somewhere while out.  BUT low and behold I found it stuck between the mattress & box springs in her room, right along with some of our breakfast silverware. 

Before they checked out the tour guide searched ALL her bags & his to make sure she had not 'accidentally' packed a few extra things.  He also paid us for things she stole & consumed. 

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Copperhead wrote:

We did have one crazy woman here that did steal, a few things and attempt to steal others.  She was SO of a tour guide that had several groups stay here over a 2 week period.  This woman and the experience could fill a full chapter of a book (anyone interested?) and I have mentioned her before. 

One of the attempted items was DH's jacket.  We hunted for it everywhere and he was thinking he left it somewhere while out.  BUT low and behold I found it stuck between the mattress & box springs in her room, right along with some of our breakfast silverware. 

Before they checked out the tour guide searched ALL her bags & his to make sure she had not 'accidentally' packed a few extra things.  He also paid us for things she stole & consumed. 

Yowzer! Sounds like she had a real mental problem and was a kleptomaniac. The husband must have been aware of her problem. I can't believe he would take her anywhere!

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If guests have access to your kitchen, one could have taken it to his or her room to act as a cheese tray or other serving board. 

I'd freak if I caught a guest in my kitchen. 

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That is very strange. Could it be laying flat under other things in a cabinet where you can't easily see it? Do you have kitchen help that may have put it somewhere?

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I'm thinking maybe some guest used your kitchen when they weren't supposed to and put the cutting board away in a place that you wouldn't think of.

 

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I really should post a picture of the kitchen. There is no hiding place!

Actually the blog has renovation photos that show the space.

We're still looking...

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

I'm thinking maybe some guest used your kitchen when they weren't supposed to and put the cutting board away in a place that you wouldn't think of.

 

My thought as well...OTOH, I have been known to hide things from myself. blush Then swear there was no way I did it, but I did!

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My thought as well...OTOH, I have been known to hide things from myself. blush Then swear there was no way I did it, but I did!

Hahaha!  I do this with food so I won't eat the whole bag/package/carton (if it's not perishable, of course).  I find it weeks later and am so excited that I still have some nuts/chips/chocolate left!  There are some benefits to losing your memory smiley

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Copperhead wrote:

My thought as well...OTOH, I have been known to hide things from myself. blush Then swear there was no way I did it, but I did!

Hahaha!  I do this with food so I won't eat the whole bag/package/carton (if it's not perishable, of course).  I find it weeks later and am so excited that I still have some nuts/chips/chocolate left!  There are some benefits to losing your memory smiley

Money. I 'hide' it in purses, jackets, etc. Always fun!

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Every time we have an innsitter, it's frustrating getting back and cooking for the next couple of weeks. Not their fault, but things are put away in places I would never even think to look! I turn around to grab a utensil or something else and I need it quickly...I spend the next 10 minutes trying to find it because it's not where I usually put it.

 

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What kind of cutting board was this that they might have felt compelled to steal? Was this a beautiful wood cutting board with an intricate design? 

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Not the least bit pretty. Very utilitarian. But really big.

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Don't understand then. You would think the that bigger it is, the less interesting to steal... hard to hide!

Do you have any cameras? We have one that watches the front door.

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I hope not.   My sister is fearful of that.  She said, how can you put your precious things out to be stolen?   So far, so good.

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We have had almost all of our personal collections on display going into our 9th year.  Only one small item taken by a fifteen old kid.  No big deal, until last month, was showing guests around and almost screamed in horror to see that one of our signed wall hanging artisan items that we bought thirty years ago had been lifted off the wall right in our foyer and Poof was gone!  Luckily we have a second one of a similar design, but I felt so violated for days, hated walking through the foyer.  Sort of can guess who might have done it...walkins off the street, who seemed annoyed that we wouldn't discount the room for CASH. 

Anyway, there is a product called Museum Gel that I had used to secure many of our small collectables for years, but had run out.  Ordered a whole new jar, and you betcha, many many more items have now been "glued"  down.  Great stuff, literally used in major museums like the Smithsonian.  Also, prevents breakage.

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I thought my bird bath had been stolen several years ago during a carnival. About a month ago when I was having work done on my yard it was found - stuck under the rhodo - probably by a kid who was mowing the yard.

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No way! 

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Oh, you  KNOW it'll turn up. Things like that always do. Just watch...

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Arks wrote:

Oh, you  KNOW it'll turn up. Things like that always do. Just watch...

Such a smart boy.

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Arks wrote:

Arks wrote:

Oh, you  KNOW it'll turn up. Things like that always do. Just watch...

Such a smart boy.

Such a sassy boy. Smiling

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"It will turn up"  I say the same to DW and she gets annoyed; I am right 99% of time. 

Is hating to not know where something is right this minute a "girl" thing?

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An old boyfriend told me I was a pilot. Then I discovered I had mentally misspelled it - he said pile it, any flat surface will do. I usually know which pile things are in - unless they get moved. I am the one tasked with being required to know where everything is.

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I can relate to that! Flat bare surfaces are seldom found in my office and personal living space. It doesn't help that DH does it too (but thinks he doesn't)

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Is hating to not know where something is right this minute a "girl" thing?

No. Dh obsesses if a single mug is missing after the dishes are done. He'll stalk around the house looking for a missing hammer.

I thought it was a guy thing.

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Is hating to not know where something is right this minute a "girl" thing?

No. Dh obsesses if a single mug is missing after the dishes are done. He'll stalk around the house looking for a missing hammer.

I thought it was a guy thing.

That's so funny! Mine does too! He always thinks someone has taken something and it's little things like a spoon, a mug, wine. Then of course we find it.

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I think most of us ladies pride ourselves on being organized and on top of things.  So if something goes missing, I feel lost and/or defeated until it shows up.  Because our minds are capable of holding and processing multiple pieces of information at one time, that thing will be forever floating around on the surface of my mind until it becomes "fixed".

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Arks wrote:

Oh, you  KNOW it'll turn up. Things like that always do. Just watch...

Now that I've said it's been stolen! Well that's a good thing, I need it back!

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where would it have been that a guest would take it? strange

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where would it have been that a guest would take it? strange

In the kitchen. You know it's wide open. Sad

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But is is left out on the counter or put in a cupboard. If I found a guest went into a cupboard and took it..I would be calling the police. But...we know you don't know who did it. Go buy yourself a new one and move on. Nothing else to be done at this point. Maybe hope it will turn up somewhere unexpected.

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