Will someone please explain to me...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Shari, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    how, who, why, and when someone would take all of your CLOTHESPINS?

    Every last one. gone.
  2. Malika

    Malika Well-Known Member

    That's easy. Four and twenty blackbirds! :)
  3. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    O clothespins are HANDY!

    They can clips things together....hold stuff in place....serve as makeshift paperclips....etc
  4. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

  5. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I assume your clothes weren't taken too. Hope not. I had a friend in college who married a guy with the strange habit of stealing women's underwear off clothes lines...sometimes he brought home the pins also. Yep..she left him and was the first in my group to get divorced. Strange thing, fetishes. DDD
  6. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    They took them from where?
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    What HaoZi said.

    That's sort of strange. Kids making a fort somewhere? We used to snitch my aunts clothespins to make forts out of sheets back in the woods. They were great for holding the sheets to low lying branches. Until she caught us that is. OUCH.
  8. Steely

    Steely Active Member

  9. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    This is really weird. About two weeks ago my and my next-door neighbor's clothespins were mostly stolen. A few were left scattered on the ground.

    We attribute it to a herd of kids that moved in over the last year or so.
  10. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Off my clothesline! lol In my back yard. In the middle of nowhere! lol

    Me thinks I live wit difficult child's and grandma was babysitting while I was gone....
  11. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    So likely in the yard or you'll find them in odd places (maybe in pieces) like under couch cushions and behind the fridge? Or who knows, maybe Wee decided to collect them for you and put them where he thinks they belong.
  12. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Is it possible grandma took them off the clothesline for you? husband is fussy about not leaving pegs on the clothesline, especially wooden pegs because they can go manky in the rain and stain your clothes. In summer we leave a few plastic pegs only, on the line, to hold beach towels.

    Also I have found that on very windy days, my clothes are ripped off the clothes line and pegs missing, landed who knows where after the wind did its damage.

    I hope you can find out what happened. If you need to replace them, buy a different shape made from different materials. They will be less likely to get stolen by someone wanting to build things with them.

    Or you could check the next church bazaar stall, look for those families of dolls made from pegs...

  13. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    :redface: Confession... It was me...

    Seriously though... I used to LOVE clothespins. Wood ones were better.

    I have a bunch of plastic ones, now. I couldn't find any wood ones when I looked.

    As for why I loved them? You can make animals from them, clip stuff, make a fort, stack them like Jenga blocks...
  14. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Step, you and the blackbirds are grounded. lol

    Hahaha - as if.

    My clothes are drying flung over the line...
  15. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    The blackbirds steal your clothespins?

    How do they unhook them?
  16. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    What are clothespins and why on earth are you people still using a clothesline? Dont you know that is what dryers are made for!

    Seriously though...I would have a clothesline if I could actually get a basket out there and hang clothes but there is only me and there is no way I can do that. I can barely get them from the washer into the dryer...lol. No way anyone else would help me do a line.
  17. Malika

    Malika Well-Known Member

    Ha, ha. This is part of every British child's upbringing.

    Sing a song of sixpence
    A pocket full of rye
    Four and twenty blackbirds
    Baked in a pie.

    When the pie was opened
    The birds began to sing -
    Wasn't that a dainty dish
    To set before the king?

    The king was in his counting house
    Counting out his money,
    The queen was in the parlour
    Eating bread and honey.

    The maid was in the garden
    Hanging out the clothes -
    When down came a blackbird
    And pecked off her nose!

  18. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Ravens, magpies, crows - smart family of birds. Good problem solvers the way parrots are good talkers.
  19. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I've never seen that fourth verse!!! The other three, yes... LOL!
  20. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    I love Ravens - they are so unbelievably smart! I have a passion with them - yet where I live most people hate them for things like, "oh stealing" things, etc. :)

    I thought one was gonna peck my nose off once.....seriously....they are brave little souls - and clever. OK I will stop. I just really, really like them:)

    And - oh clothespins.........my mom LOVES them. She still had the wooden ones from when we were kids when I helped her pack up her house. Good grief! And she didn't even have a clothesline. The things that make you go........hmmmmmm. Fortunately she was brave and threw them away. LOL