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dave 645

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I've lost a brancher and a Francois Louis mouthpiece. Both are for alto. I spent a couple of hours playing and comparing my mpcs, before deciding to concentrate on my Otto Link for a while. The rest I put away in a safe place. Now I want to play them again, but I have no idea where they are. Please help.
 

TomMapfumo

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They are bound to be "under something", or secretly dumped by a partner/girlfriend/wife.
 

jonf

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If you're married, your wife will have tidied them safely away to somewhere utterly illogical.
 

dave 645

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We have five cupboards and about 8 drawers in our house, yet my wife has 268 "safe places", as in, "I put it somewhere safe", so those of you wanting to join me and blame the wife, I agree. Sadly OG, one of our drawers is not a "I'll put these alto Mouthpieces away" drawer.
Good job the sax tennis elbow has demanded a few days off.
 

Taz

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Follow these simple instructions

1 Stand up
2 turn round in an anticlockwise direction seven times
3 whilst turning repeat the following once:

"Saint Anthony, Saint Anthony,
Return what does not belong to thee!"

4 Get ready to be amazed (not necessarily immediately of course!)
 

Tenor Viol

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It usually goes like this:


  • Look for 'x'
  • Where is 'x'?
  • Oh, I remember, I put it somewhere where I would remember to find it
  • Where is the "somewhere" where I will remember to find it?
  • Oh :headscratch:no idea
  • Some time/hours/days/weeks/months later - oh here is 'x', what's it doing here? Oh now I remember
Sadly this experience seems to be becoming more frequent...:doh:
 

BigMartin

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Sometimes when I'm looking for something, I don't find it until i say to myself out loud "I don't know where x is". And suddenly I just know where it is, without any further thiinking. It's as if saying the word x triggers the memory of where I left it. Doesn't help if someone else has moved x, of course.
 

kevgermany

ex Landrover Nut
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Just take another mouthpiece and put it away for safe keeping. It'll lead you to all it's mates...
 

old git

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I always look for x in my fonts folder and sometimes the dictionary. Usually works.
 

Young Col

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My father used to say
"I can't find.... I wish people wouldn't keep moving things".
Of course, we used to laugh.
However, the older I get the more I realise he was right. People do keep moving things and I wish they wouldn't.
It's very annoying. Yesterday I lost a can of furniture polish in the lounge. I found it eventually in a very different place in the same room to where I left it. Now why would I have left furniture polish on top of the TV?
YC
 

gladsaxisme

Try Hard Die Hard
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I bet you've found them now so there's no need for me to tell you where they are so I'll not bother then
 

dave 645

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It seems there is an answer to the missing mpc's; and you are all helpful, but wrong. The mpcs have been found 280 miles away in a small house in Cornwall. A house that belongs to my father. Must have left them there last time I visited!
 

MandyH

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It seems there is an answer to the missing mpc's; and you are all helpful, but wrong. The mpcs have been found 280 miles away in a small house in Cornwall. A house that belongs to my father. Must have left them there last time I visited!
Now there's a severe case of "someone else moved them" :))) :)))
 
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