I am a F*****G Idiot!

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I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by Barry on Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:42 pm



The graphic says it all.
And I can hardly believe myself what I'm about to confess.

I started a thread recently lamenting the fact that I had apparently been ripped off for two items from my music room:
a Danelectro HoneyTone amp and a Schaller pickup. P I S S E D !

Both items were nowhere to be found, having looked (sober I hasten to add) more than once.

I have been absolutely miserable over the thought of a trusted individual having taken things from me which were more of sentimental value than monetary. Those of you who read that thread know how upset I was. And you were all kind and offered your advice and support, including possibly even bringing in the Marines! (thanks Arthur).

I am perplexed, puzzled and bewildered as to what just happened today but suffice it to say that Adey's comment has proved to be prophetic:

  Adey wrote:  
You might enexpectantly find you have two... ??
   I replied:
   
That would be nice, and staggeringly embarrassing, but doesn't look like that will happen.
Well guess what?
Today I am staggeringly embarrased!

I found the little amp tucked away at the back of the bottom shelf of the rack that it usually is stored on. It was not in it's usual place for some reason, and I'd swear that I checked that bottom shelf more than once. A classic case of hiding in plain site.



Having found the amp I then thought, "I wonder if..." So I pulled out my box of pickups and checked again.
Nope.
Nope.
Nope.
Nop...well, cr@p!

There was the Schaller, sharing a box with an old UBC.
It hadn't gone missing at all.

I have replaced quite a few UBC pickups and others over the years, many from GFS who ship theirs in nice little cardbord boxes. I keep those boxes and stick the old pups in there for storage. In this case I had put one UBC in a box and labelled the outside accordingly. It was likely from the old ST neck, when I finally replaced it with a '45. The Schaller ended up there as well because I also removed it from the ST and replaced it with a '45.

All the boxes have "UBC's" on the labels so when I rapidly went through them all the first time, all I saw was "UBC" and completely missed the small note under which said "Schaller"!

Bottom line, it was not  where I thought I had put it at all.



So my friends I stand before you, on your screen at least, as a total and complete f*****g idiot. The items were here all the time right under my nose.

I thank you all for your support as I whinged, whined, and ranted. And I humbly ask for your understanding and forgiveness. Some days I should not be allowed out of the house, or allowed to play with pointed objects.

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Re: I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by Westbone on Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:32 pm

That's funny in more ways than one.... Razz
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Post by corsair on Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:00 am

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....

Right. That's that, then... evrybody can move on. Oh, and Arthur... recall the Corps, would you?!

Cool story, bro.

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Re: I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by xbarnesx on Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:44 am

oh dear!

at least you9 have a spare now, silver linings and all that

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Re: I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by Adey on Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:43 am

Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Re: I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by Barry on Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:20 am

I have to reiterate what a bizarre experience this has been.
The sychronicity, serendipity, or sphincter-icity of it all has me shaking my head.

The sheer co-incidence of having "lost" the amp then seeing an identical one for sale for peanuts (complete with receipt!), then having "lost" the Schaller pup and buying the Spectrum LX, and finding the same Schaller installed in the bridge?!

Not to mention losing my marbles and then finding them again (I think).  geek

What are the chances of all that happening??
Downright Spooky I tells ya. Suspect

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Post by Adey on Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:39 am

I think that there must be a conspiracy plot going on here, somewhere...
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Re: I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by westcoaster on Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:43 pm

Just do the Game of Thrones 'Shame'  walk and we'll forgive you.
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Re: I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by Barry on Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:08 pm

Mate, you would not want to see that! affraid

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Re: I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by DimensionIV-addict on Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:13 pm

See! Good things happen to good people...
Now you have TWO of the things you thought were gone.. Laughing
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Re: I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by Barry on Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:24 pm

Thanks Steve!

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Re: I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by punkyjam67 on Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:16 am

Bugger! I guess we need to go & un-break the legs on that washing machine guy now... ;-)
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Re: I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by Barry on Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:43 am

Yeah, you have no idea just how close I was to contacting the company in an effort to ferret out the presumed burglars. Glad I didn't now.

It just shows to go ya how easy it is to jump to erroneous conclusions.

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Re: I am a F*****G Idiot!

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:56 pm

Hmm... Old timer forgetting things.... Just out of interest Barry, what are the retirement homes like round your way? 
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Now that you have two danos, it's time to knock up a nice stereo rig with them eh?
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