Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dear Missing


Dear Missing,

Why do you make me come undone?

While getting ready to make a dozen Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes, I discover that my set of 12 reusable silicone cups (to use as cupcake liners) is missing a piece.  What is it about missing pieces of a set that makes me utterly speechless in the most teeth-grinding and fist-gripping sense?  Is it because this set cost me nearly $25?  Is it because I think maybe a guest who came over accidentally threw it in the trash thinking it was a disposable cupcake liner?  My mind races and thinks back to the last time I used these.  Banana muffins it was, but no clues come to mind.  I open every cabinet door and every possible drawer to see if it was misplaced.  I then yell at my poor working-at-home Dear Husband, who kindly comes downstairs to look with me.  Nothing.  Nada.  DH offers a simple solution: go buy another set.  But that just doesn't make up for that one missing one.  What am I going to do with 23 cups?  I'm still missing one!

So now I have to get myself used to the fact that I have to live with 11 silicone cups.  I resign to this incredibly frustrating revelation of the day and that I will never find out where it went or who did it.  In the end, after my rampant search for this piece of yellow silicone, I must reconcile with the one fact that I am most afraid of: that I was the one who accidentally threw it in the garbage. 

In defense of my OCD personality, missing is still missing.  It will always get to me and I cannot let it go.  Each time I reach for my silicone cups I will be missing my one yellow one.  After all, what good is a pair of chopsticks if it's missing one stick?

Sincerely,
Me

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