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PostcodeJack Tue 03-Dec-19 23:44:24

Lately things are going missing from the house. Amongst other things, eg. 40 fags from bedside table (no way I smoked 80 fags in 24 hours) and 20 quid from same. 20 quid was in a make up bag that sits in locker that is never out but was on bed, missing tenner, when I got home.

DP denies all knowledge. I've searched the house multiple time but to no avail.

These aren't big things in the scheme of things but having stripped searched the house, I'm at a loss as to where the stuff has gone.

Any ideas as to what's going on other than a) chain smoking ghost with a cash flow issue or b) I'm going nuts?

BastardGoDarkly Tue 03-Dec-19 23:45:30

Is it just you and him living there?

PostcodeJack Tue 03-Dec-19 23:47:23

Yes. And he's been out when I got home to find missing things

PostcodeJack Tue 03-Dec-19 23:48:22

Or, more precisely, not find

peachgreen Tue 03-Dec-19 23:48:50

If it's only you and DP in the house then it's either DP or you're experiencing some memory loss issues and should see your GP.

Gardai Tue 03-Dec-19 23:49:25

I’m no poirot but I’m afraid DP isn’t looking good here.

PostcodeJack Tue 03-Dec-19 23:52:25

@gardai he'd also be hard pressed to smoke that much in that time. I did wonder though

Gardai Tue 03-Dec-19 23:53:17

Maybe he’s an anti smoker ?

gamerchick Tue 03-Dec-19 23:55:07

Cigs have a resale value.

PostcodeJack Tue 03-Dec-19 23:55:42

@gardai perhaps a PA method of getting us both to give up?!

Gardai Tue 03-Dec-19 23:57:27

Ah he smokes as well...the plot thickens...

PostcodeJack Tue 03-Dec-19 23:57:31

@peachgreen no memory.loss
Other than this potentially

steppemum Tue 03-Dec-19 23:58:39

does anyone else have a key, or could anyone else have had a key copied?

PostcodeJack Tue 03-Dec-19 23:58:57

He smokes rollies usually. Doesn't like "proper" fags

GoodDogBellaBoo Tue 03-Dec-19 23:59:18

Who normally smokes the 40 a day, if half is missing?

Gardai Tue 03-Dec-19 23:59:27

In MN fashion I’d say he has a heavy smoking mistress and needs the cash to buy her Pinot Grigio (in boxes).

PostcodeJack Wed 04-Dec-19 00:01:45

Trusted person had keys. Trust that DP isn't taking stuff or trusted person. At a loss

TrainspottingWelsh Wed 04-Dec-19 00:02:47

Have you got pets, or any possibility a cat has got in, or even rats or mice?

Not that your dog has nicked the money for a few drinks to wash down 40 cigs, but perfectly possible they've knocked them under furniture etc. Or chewed them.

PostcodeJack Wed 04-Dec-19 00:03:06

@gardai should I LTB?

steppemum Wed 04-Dec-19 00:04:49

The only way to solve it, is to have a motion activated camera in the bedroom set on when you are out.
Put something else enticing on your bedside table and wait.

I hope you have read the threads where someone comes in through the attic hatch in a row of terrace houses? ......

PostcodeJack Wed 04-Dec-19 00:04:49

We have cats (now imagining cats in smoking jackets) but have checked under beds etc

PostcodeJack Wed 04-Dec-19 00:05:58

Terraced house with no access via hatch

Seeingadistance Wed 04-Dec-19 00:06:54

Elf on the shelf?

T’is the season ... apparently.

PostcodeJack Wed 04-Dec-19 00:10:46

Enticing? The cats/rats/random people are already making off with stuff!

Baxterbear Wed 04-Dec-19 00:11:30

Do you have friends who pop in to see you? I once had a so called mate nick a pair of shoes that I'd just bought! If you 100% trust your fella then, it has to be someone who has access (and just cause ) for being in your home? Something fishy is deffo happening for sure.

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