IME if it is not in the PRECISE spot where you have said, they cannot find it e.g. if you say it's on the middle of the second shelf in the fridge, if it is actually left of centre on the second shelf it will not be found.
<ponders if this analogy is true of things of a sexual nature too!! >
Yep - as the mother of three sons and the despairing owner of one dh, I have to say that looking for things is not a masculine ability.
I sometimes despairingly think that I could send them to look for a pink elephant in the middle of the living room, with a huge neon arrow pointing at it and a big notice saying; 'Here is the pink elephant' - and they'd STILL not be able to find it!!!
Another related gripe is that my dh has no idea where things live in the kitchen, and dumps them on the worktop instead - which is OK the first time, but after I've told him a dozen times where the lasagne dish/colander/grill tray lives, and they're STILL on the worktop - GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
Recently, I have taken to saying in pseudo-sympathetic way "Oh darling, you're so brave. You've gone blind and yet you never even mentioned it". Offensive, I know, but if we're getting ready to go out, I always have to leave the house with mascara only on one eye because I've had to spend the time looking for shoes, jumpers and keys which were all exactly where I said they were. Grr!
I am fine ta very much korma.......am gonna start wine very very soon me thinks, even tho I am supposed to be going to a choc party tonight (())........a visit to my mother means wine, and that trumps choc party any day, especially when I cannot eat said choc!!!
DH has escaped my wrath from the non-finding things under his nose. He was looking for the TV licence reminder thingy, which I said was by the bread basket. IT WAS, only also slightly under the bread basket. My rage ((PMT type)) was scaring him apparently, altho he has gone to pay said licence so not all bad......saves my money at least!
I have aksully recently found the cure for the unselessness of DH - he cannot look, cook, use the washing machine, put his clothes away etc
So in an exasperated undertone (although loud enough to hear) I said, "Dear god, it truely is like having another child. And you wonder you don't get laid often enough, well no mother wants to sleep with their children?"