My daughter's socks...yes, yes, I know
But seriously I have bought her at least 30 pairs in the last couple of years and at least 20 of these
pairs totally disappeared, many of them without ever being worn...I joke with her that I think she eats them but I always thought that they'd be
under her bed or wherever in her room (being very untidy) so when we moved recently I had said good, now when we empty your room we're going to find
all those pairs of missing unworn socks....Nope, totally emptied the whole house as part of the move, the missing socks have never turned up!
A more serious DOP for me was a bank card that had been sent out to me to replace my current card that was due to expire, but the new card was dated
from the date that my current card expired, so couldn't use the new one til the expiry date of the current one. So I placed it on a shelf in my
room, where I kept all my letters/bills etc and then forgot about it until my current card had reached its expiry date, it was nowhere to be found, I
hunted everywhere for it and although my daughter was around at age 8, she was too old to remove it inadvertantly, but too young to attempt to "take
it for her own use" (and I asked her if she'd seen it, and whilst she remembered me putting it on the shelf as she was at the computer at the time,
which was next to the shelf) like me she hadn't thought anymore about it, and as a very mature child, knew the consequences of losing such an item
and I was convinced she honestly had no idea where it had gone.
Futhermore, there had been no one in my bedroom, and if someone had taken the card and tried to use it, because it was not valid at that point the ATM
would have retained it and sent it back to my bank, which never happened, in fact I never had any erroneous transactions on the account, so it
certainly wasn't stolen in order to remove funds from my account.
It continued to bother me for the remaining time I lived in the house (and this was a haunted house and I've recounted my experiences there on
several threads on here) and yet again when we moved, I was convinced that at that point I would find the card as it was unfurnished and as such we
were removing everything from the house...Nope, no sign of it!
It was a real pain though because I had to admit to the bank that it was lost and pay for a replacement