Finally found it after 14 years

My boyfriend bought me a vibrator in university. When I was moving out of my apartment after my degree, I wrapped it in a bag with a ton of tape, labelled it "electronics", and put it into one of the boxes. Some of my stuff came home with me to my parents' house, and some went into my grandmother's basement for storage. When I was unpacking, I couldn't find the vibrator, and I've been terrified since 2006 that someone might find it. Over the years I've ransacked my grandmother's basement countless times in fear that she might someday happen upon it, immediately know it was mine, and be completely scandalized. Since then I have of course come to realize that it's nothing to be ashamed of and that I shouldn't be so mortified about it, but I think I just got so used to worrying about it that it would still keep me awake at night sometimes. It's what I think of every time I hear the term "object permanence". It's been torturing me for so many years... Cut to yesterday. My sister texts me a photo of a bag wrapped in tape labelled "electronics", which she found when cleaning out the basement at my mom and dad's. She has heard this story before and she knew exactly what it was when she found it. This is the best possible outcome, and last night I slept better than I have in 14 years. I am finally free.

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Anonymous

Jul 9, 2020 at 1:14pm

What a beautiful, wack story.

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Buzzy Wuzzy

Jul 9, 2020 at 1:34pm

The timing is very fortuitous.
For your 40th (in a year or three?), power it up for some quality "me" time. Like a prom dress that still fits. Win...aaahh.

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that was satisfying

Jul 9, 2020 at 1:38pm

Great post on many different levels. You're an evocative writer. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the long-awaited good night's sleep.

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Anonymous

Jul 9, 2020 at 1:45pm

Puritanical North Americans are so weird. Wow, almost speechless.

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Great Story!

Jul 9, 2020 at 2:36pm

I’d feel exactly the same way.

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Girl

Jul 9, 2020 at 3:15pm

If thats the worst of your problems.
Wheres my 14 year old buzz buzz ?
I can now sleep at night. Bahaha
Well shit.
Your living the vita loco.
You crazy like a loon ;)

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Haha

Jul 9, 2020 at 5:14pm

Awesome!

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If the worst happens

Jul 9, 2020 at 5:16pm

You survive. I had a massive flood while on vacation which left my mother to pack my "must haves" for temporary accommodation. Well, it was quite horrifying when I got to the hotel and opened a box of work clothes to see "Mr. Buzz" pointing up towards me. Not exactly a necessity mom, but...thanks? She never said anything directly to me about it and eventually the shame went away.

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Forking obsessive.

Jul 9, 2020 at 6:36pm

I'm guessing you didn't intend to store it? Also how much crap are you storing that you couldn't find it? I would have gone through every box twice if I had to. I've lost sleep over far less than that hanging over me.

I haven't gotten over the fork I lost when I moved 5 years ago but I guess that's because I see the other 3 every day. Never found a decent replacement either. Bought the set when I first moved out 15 years ago and they don't make em like they used to. I wish someone would find it.

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weird boyfriend?

Jul 9, 2020 at 6:53pm

its kind of like he thought to himself, "I know I can't satisfy a woman sexually, so I'll just get her this battery operated toy she can use to get off. On one level its very evolved in that he's being honest about being a crappy lover. On another level its just... sad. Sort of like a woman buying her boyfriend a stack of pornos and a blowup doll.

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