This is how I feel EVERY time I try to put some leftovers away – especially during the holidays.
I’ve bought the expensive “storage carousel” which was supposed to store all of your containers AND their lids – but the lids apparently got tired of the ride and jumped off somewhere. I’m not sure where – because I have yet to find them. Maybe they ran off with the carnival worker who ran the storage carousel.
I’ve thrown out all of the old stuff and started with a brand-new box of storage containers and lids. I’ve made a promise to keep everything in the same place – which is actually a GIANT very old Tupperware container which originally belonged to my mother (Naturally, I don’t have the lid anymore so it is just an open bin now). Within one week of throwing out the old and bringing in the new – I couldn’t find a lid which fit the container I was using! Obviously a couple of the lids had decided that the open bin life was not for them – and they ran off to live with all of the other lids which have disappeared over the years.
I have started keeping every rogue lid I find, just in case it has a desire to find a new mate with a lonely container – but apparently these are very picky lids and they want nothing to do with these containers who have already lost one perfectly matched mate.
So – where have all of the lids gone? They aren’t in the cupboard, the dishwasher, the trashcan, behind the refrigerator, under the refrigerator, in the toy box – or even in the garage with all of Pat’s other treasures – so where the heck do they go!?!
I have a theory – they have run off to join a commune of other nonconformists – mismatched socks, spoons (just spoons, no forks or knives – they seem to stay put for some odd reason), combs, brushes, single earrings, one-of-a-kind buttons and the occasional odd Christmas lightbulb.
Why can’t lids be more like keys – keys never go away, even if you no longer have the car, house or diary to which they belong – they stay with you forever! Now that’s loyalty!