Do you ever get memories that you're absolutely positive are true and accurate, but just turn out to be complete nonsense? I know this is a real phenomenon and is particularly common with childhood memories, but I just had it happen today. As in, I remember something that happened this morning that turned out to be complete and utter bollocks.
So the situation is, my little team of three people has a super secret walk-in cupboard on the other side of the office (totally not super secret) and we keep the key for said cupboard of secrets on my desk. Early this afternoon, I had to return a box of things to the cupboard that I'd taken out this morning, literally a gap of three hours, and I have a crystal clear memory of me bringing the key back to my desk, including where I held it and where I put it when I got back to my desk.
So I go to look for the key, it's not on my desk. Oh shit, where the hell did I put it?
No one else has used the cupboard today, so where have I put the sodding key?
I look on my desk, nope not there. It's not in it's normal hiding place. Did I sweep it accidentally under my keyboard? Nope.
I know, it's in my pockets! That's what I always do with it! Nope, not there. I haven't knocked it onto the floor have I? No.
*Breaks news to boss that I've lost the key.
Continue to look for it everywhere.
Boss asks, "have you left it in the door of the cupboard?" No definitely not, I definitely brought it back here.
Did I accidentally throw it away? No. Am I sure it's not in my pockets? It's not in any of my pockets.
Boss says, "you'll absolutely have left it in the door". "No I totally haven't, stop talking nonsense!".
I know! I'll have put in the box of things I have to take back to the cupboard. That's definitely it!
It's not in there. "Are you sure? Check again." Nope not in there.
Boss says, "I bet you it's in the door". "No no, we're just not looking hard enough." It must be under the desk for sure. It's not under the desk.
Boss orders me back to the cupboard to check the door.
"Well alright then, but I definitely brought it back here".
....mumbling about wasting time....
It was in the door of the cupboard.
What the hell brain?!?!?!
Cue the laughter and ridicule from my colleagues.
This has been an Andytheciderman tale of woe.