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Herself is the same: when she is finished using something, she puts it down. And that's it - whatever it was remains where she last used it. So if my pliers are missing, they could be in the greenhouse (last used to pull up something prickly), the shed (last used as a hammer), the bedroom (last used as a paperweight), the kitchen (fish bones), the bathroom (I didn't ask), or ... well, anywhere really.
And she objected vociferously when I wanted to put a lock on the tool-room-under-the-stairs ...
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when she is finished using something, she puts it down
My wife is the same. When she's done using an object, she puts it somewhere out of immediate view. Since her short-term memory no longer works thanks to a couple strokes, the object is now no longer part of her universe. Later when it bubbles back up for some reason she calls on her offline memory (aka me) to remember where she put it.
She comes and nicks mine out my office, then plugs them in to charge her iPad/Phone/Speaker/whatever (We have electrical outlets on the walls with built in USB sockets), then leaves them lying about in the living room, or where ever she used them.
In the mean time, I can never find one when I need one, so I go to our local pound/dollar store buy a bunch more, put them in my office, then when she wants one she comes and raids my office again.
I looked downstairs in the living room and within 30 seconds I found 5 under the sofa, another 10 under chairs and behind furniture and 7 in the drawer where she keeps all her misc junk, that's 20 cables all within less than a meter of where she was sitting/sits and she still comes trudging upstairs to my office, and just takes cables off my desk.
Drives me bloody nuts.
I've actually use a hot glue gun to seal around one of my charge cables where it's plugged into the back of the PC (So it's effectively glued to the PC) just so I have at least one she can't take...
There's a rumour that Husqvarna had the sarcastic warning text on their chainsaws: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals"
I strongly doubt that there is any truth in it, but funny nonetheless.
Unfortunately, the lawyers write the laws and to keep themselves in business, they've written Darwin out of the laws. Dollars (or what ever currency) over destiny. Where usually, the lawyers get the lion's share of the award.
Look up Adam Ruins Everything's episode on Stella Liebeck: <a href="https://www.langspace.com/en/video/10562571681662260">https://www.langspace.com/en/video/10562571681662260</a>[<a href="https://www.langspace.com/en/video/10562571681662260" target="_blank" title="New Window">^</a>]. That was a legit case of negligence. It just got promoted as a frivolous lawsuit.
Keep all things a simple as possible, but no simpler. -said someone, somewhere
Right now, everyone is fawning over the health care workers so this may be a hard sell.
But, in normal times, the only protection a person has against MD (etc) is the lawyers. They are as bad as that "thin blue line" of silence from police officers not ratting out other officers who commit crimes (or let them go on driving drunk - a common-ish one).
And they lawyers - sure for money - are also the closest thing you have to a chance-in-hell if a giant corporation decides to screw you. Naturally, after consulting their lawyers.
It so often comes back to that famous line in the Pogo comic strip of days gone by:
"We have met the enemy and he is us"*
Lawyers definitely have a place, but the US could do with more judgments where the plaintiff has to pay the defendant's costs. This rarely happens in the US but is done elsewhere to discourage frivolous lawsuits.