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keep better track of your children, dammit!
Wolfie and I were awoken at 3:45 am by someone knocking at our door. Apparently someone in the neighborhood mislaid their child and search and rescue was out looking for it. I feel for the parents, really; they must be frantic. But I haven't been able to get to sleep since, and I have an interview this morning. Doesn't help that I've been nocturnal lately and going to sleep at about this time. For once, though, I don't feel guilty about being grumpy at someone else's misfortune.

I probably will if I find out the child was abducted, but in the meantime...

i feel: grumpy grumpy

4 trips or shoot the rapids
iko From: iko Date: April 23rd, 2004 05:44 am (UTC) (base camp)
Someone "mislaid" their child? Is that what they said? Because "mislaid" is something that one does to one's keys, unless their kidlet is really young and not independently mobile.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 23rd, 2004 06:10 am (UTC) (base camp)
I wasn't there. I was trying to sleep. Do I come to your journal and pick on your writing style?
iko From: iko Date: April 23rd, 2004 07:09 am (UTC) (base camp)
My criticism was on what I would assume was their terminology and not yours. I've had this happen to me as well (woken up at an ungodly hour by a search party) and they said the child was "missing", which is how I would describe it to others. Your use of "mislaid" was what I would assume the search party people said when they were looking for the child. I'd feel really strange if someone came to my door and said "Look, we're looking for a child that has been 'mislaid'." because I think it would be really hard to mislay a child. (The term 'mislaid' is a more specific term than 'missing', so I made the presumptive leap that the term was something that they said to you and not a word that you came up with yourself.)

Alas, I was looking at the humor of the word used; not a commentary on your writing style. It sounds like the beginning of a Monty Python sketch. In a strong cockney accent said by a copper: "'cuse me, sir, for bottherin' ye really late this evenin', but it seems that someone has mislaid their child and we was wonderin' if ye'd seen the little blighter." I've got a weird sense of humor and there was no offense ment by my comment.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 23rd, 2004 09:57 am (UTC) (base camp)
Ah. Gotcha. Still cranky at being woken and then having a brain too busy to get back to sleep. Please forgive ongoing crankiness and utter lack of pronouns and articles.
4 trips or shoot the rapids