It is “garbage day” today. I realized this as I was rushing out the door to go to work. So, I grabbed the bag of garbage from the kitchen, the three things I”d put close to the back door for the next trip outside and my keys so I could start the car with the remote starter. It didn’t start on the first push of the button from inside the house.
I got to the bin, jerked open the frozen lid and noticed that some creature had managed to grab part of a bag through the split in the partly broken bin. So, I leaned in and while throwing the stuff I had in my hands into the bin, I also pulled the ripped bag back into the inside so that it wouldn’t get stuck and stay there when the bin was emptied.
I threw everything into the bin. Including my keys.
My rushing resulted in me having to grab a new garbage bag, removing the spilled contents of the ripped bag plus all the other bagged garbage from the bin. There, at the bottom of course, were my keys.
At least I discovered the loss before the truck emptied the bin.
But I think I should just slow down a bit and maybe not multi-task quite so effectively.