Dude, where's my pan?
June 12, 2012 1:31 PM Subscribe
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missing saucepan mystery.
posted by fearnothing to Grab Bag (52 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
OK, I know this may seem a little silly. I just need to go buy a new pan and forget about the whole deal, right? Well, I can do the first part, but the second is eluding me. Here's how it went down:
About a week ago, I used the largest pan I have of a set of three to make dinner. Pretty sure I used it to cook some rice, can't remember if I washed it that night. Two days later I want to use it again and I realise that it's nowhere to be found - not out where I (probably) left it, in the sink, cupboards, dishwasher or anything. I searched my room in case I'd done something crazy, I even looked in the freezer and bin. Nada.
The only people in the house at the time were myself and one of my two housemates. The other was hundreds of miles away. This housemate denies all knowledge of the pan and says she doesn't have it, didn't put it anywhere and hasn't a clue how or why it's gone.
So this is really bugging me because right now my brain can only assemble two conclusions:
1. One of us left the door unlocked (not something we do frequently) and somebody came into the house without either of us noticing and took the pan. This is batshit insane right? I didn't see anything else missing, and what kind of opportunity thief steals a cheap saucepan?
2. My housemate took the pan or threw it out, then lied to me. I cannot stop myself from thinking this is the most likely scenario, but still, WTF? How the hell do I deal with this, especially given that I've no evidence other than that the alternative is absurdly unlikely?
It doesn't help that I'm terribly poor with confrontation whether I'm justified or not, and avoid it like the plague. How would MetaFilter deal with this situation? (please assume that you are Freaked Out by this and cannot simply forget a £5 pan for the sake of your sanity)