posted on Jul, 30 2007 @ 08:22 PM
I have a leprechaun problem. He steals things and hides them. Odd items put in odd places. It's followed me all my life. I am the only 100% Irishman
in my family of 10 half-brothers and sisters (The rest are half-German) and it's no doubt it stuck with the Mick, me. Growing up, we always had a
problem with odd things being lost and then found in strange places.
A spatula lost for two weeks and mysteriously popping up in a sock drawer opened every day.
Sheets lost for weeks and showing up in the tub one day.
Currently, I am missing a very cool Irish flask that my SWMBO got me. It will pop up somewhere.
The strangest one we've encountered was at Christmastime. I had bought a blister-pack of hoop earrings for my daughter. I put them upstairs in our
room with all her other presents for X-Mas. Included in her presents was a snap-tite model car, sealed in the factory.
So, a couple of days before X-Mas, we gather up all the presents, bring them downstairs and wrap them. As the SWMBO was finishing up the wrapping,
she looked around her and asked me "Where are the earrings you got her?". I said "I brought them down, they should be there." We looked all over
the house. No earrings. We ended up going back to Wal-Mart and getting a new, bigger blister pack of hoops for her. No biggie, right?
X-Mas morning, we are all in the living room opening presents when Samantha, my kid, opens up the model car and gets all excited because I build
plastic models and she wants to try too. She rips off the cellophane, opens the box and gets this puzzled look on her face. She reached into the box
and pulls out the earrings we lost.
We've named the Leprechaun O'Really.
I want my stuff back!