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Little lost lamb.
markus8174
Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 8:48 PM
Joined: 1/25/2018
Posts: 687


Today my DW and I went grocery shopping. The list was long and she seemed pretty clear. Most of the way through the list I could tell she was done. Short tempered and whining like a two year old in need of a nap.  I thought I could save a little time. I had to put an item back three aisles away. "Honey, see that woman in black jeans?" "Yes". "Your favorite ice cream bars are right where she is standing. I have to put this back, why don't you pick out a couple of boxes for yourself, I'll be there in just a moment!?" I trot to where I need to put an item back, trot back- time elapsed less than a minute. No DW to be found. Franticly searching the store I find her in the canned goods. She says she thought I asked her to look for something, but couldn't remember what it was. She was almost on the brink of tears 'caus she "couldn't find me and didn't know where I went." Another lesson, never trust a good day. To top it off she wants to drive the car home. Nope! "I've got the seat and steering wheel set for me and it would take too long with frozen food in the trunk." "Oh, OK" I sure love her, but our life is never without challenges.
BlossomsPack
Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 9:43 PM
Joined: 2/21/2018
Posts: 83


Oh, Markus, that must have been so scary for her and for you! I have had something similar happen with one of our children once; it was so terrible on my nerves and I was beside myself with my mind going down all those terrible rabbit holes and worst case scenarios. I'm so glad you are both safe and sound after your adventure.
ruthmendez
Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018 10:36 PM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2329


Oh this is tough. 

There was a time my father would grab produce and eat them.  So embarrassing.  He didn't do that before, but then he became like a child grabbing fruits from the produce section and munching out.

One time, I kinda felt like laughing when I found a bitten jalapeno on my cart.  He must of grabbed it and took a bite and "ouch!". 

I asked him, "Did you bite out of this?" 

"No."

Then it got to the point of waiting till he sleeps at night so I can sneak out to grocery shop.  I got that idea from another caregiver that would do that.  When he was a caregiver, he would wait till his dad was asleep, and then he would shop during midnight hours.  

The stores around here are not open that late, so I try to do everything from 8 to 10 pm.

Now, I shouldn't do that anymore either.  So I grocery shop Thursday evenings while the caregiver is here.  It sucks.  


Alexander_Green
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:01 AM
Joined: 3/9/2018
Posts: 37


Terrible fear of mine, to get lost. I am glad everyone was found.
Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 12:27 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16939


A woman (I can't remember her name) wandered away from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in fall, 2016.  Her husband sent her to the ladies' room while he went to the men's room on another floor.  By the time he got back to the ladies' room, she was gone.  He alerted Security and they saw her on the security cameras leaving the museum and walking away for a block.  After that, she was never seen again.  Many efforts were made to find her.  If a LO is easily lost, he or she should never be left alone in a public area.  

Iris L.


BlossomsPack
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 12:44 PM
Joined: 2/21/2018
Posts: 83


Nancy Paulikas, her name is Nancy Paulikas.
BlossomsPack
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 12:50 PM
Joined: 2/21/2018
Posts: 83


Here are a few articles on the web about Nancy Paulikas.

 

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-1130-lopez-missing-woman-20161129-story.html

 

Here is the facebook page devoted to the search for Nancy Paulikas.

 

https://www.facebook.com/nancyismissing/

 

Here is the Nancy is still missing blogspot.

 

http://nancyismissing.blogspot.com

 


BlossomsPack
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:09 PM
Joined: 2/21/2018
Posts: 83


There are many other cases of persons who have wandered and got lost. There are many systems for ensuring that persons have identification with them at all times when they are out in public including bracelets, tags that may be put on shoes, location through GPS in portable phone and many more.
Alexander_Green
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 6:33 AM
Joined: 3/9/2018
Posts: 37


I wonder if anyone else has a story about getting lost, and then being found again?
ruthmendez
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 8:23 AM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2329


I'm still lost
TiggerPooh
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:47 AM
Joined: 2/15/2018
Posts: 94


Ruth, you are in the right place. You are okay. Maybe?
ruthmendez
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:50 AM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2329


I'm never ok.  Prefer it that way.
TiggerPooh
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:47 PM
Joined: 2/15/2018
Posts: 94


I wish I could never be lost.
TiggerPooh
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 2:13 PM
Joined: 2/15/2018
Posts: 94


And here I am!
Jim Broede
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 7:49 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462


I have a hunch, Markus. That you are at your best. When challenged. --Jim
markus8174
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 8:48 PM
Joined: 1/25/2018
Posts: 687


I have had several acquaintances and friends over the years ask me if I was "challenged". Perhaps they were, like you, just recognizing me at my best.