The mystery of the disappearing forks

Angel table fork from Viners

I have a set of Viners Angel 18.0 cutlery. I bought it when my ex-wife and I separated in 2016.

I have six forks, six knives, six dessert spoons, six soup spoons and six teaspoons.

Or rather, I had.

Somehow, every few months one of my new table forks goes missing.

Always just one.

Where does it go?!

The fork pictured above is my third replacement in a year. £2.50 plus postage and packing—£7.00 a pop each time. I have spent an extra £21.00 since last May replacing a fork.

The journey of these forks is always the same: drawer to table; table to sink; sink to draining board; draining board to drawer; repeat.

So, where do they go?!

I have a theory that if they are not seated correctly in the cutlery tray in the drawer, when the drawer closes, one of the forks pops over the top at the rear of the drawer and drops down into no-man’s land behind the cupboard. But I have no way of checking without destroying the rear of the cupboard and I am reluctant as this is a rental property.

The mystery continues.

The new fork has joined the ranks. How long will this one last?

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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