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Missing forks: what could DS be up to?

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EloiseintheSun Wed 25-Dec-13 01:48:44

This is the third time it's happened. DS back from Uni and, eventually, forks go missing. He sees a rather itinerant friend when he's here - but it would be bizarre if he was giving this friend our cutlery.

Odd though this must sound, does anyone know of any possible reason why DS could be pinching forks. He used to take weed and maybe harder stuff and we were hoping against hope that this had all stopped. (He has a gf now who we think wouldn't tolerate it and he seems to be doing well at Uni.) Could there be some connection - drugs/forks? I know spoons are sometimes used but forks? He goes into the garden very late at night and now my mind is racing. Is he using them to dig up the ground and hide his contraband?

I haven't touched the Christmas wine yet! This is a sane question and apart from it being very irritating that the cutlery drawer gets depleted like this, I am worried about DS and what he may be up to. Have of course asked him and he simply laughs, denying any knowledge.

I'd like to think that I've simply mislaid these forks - but I haven't. Thanks for any thoughts.

MrsMargoLeadbetter Wed 25-Dec-13 02:07:05

Obvious but he isn't eating with them and leaving them in his room? If he eats a take away could the packaging get thrown and the fork falls on floor/under bed?

Don't know enough about drugs to say if it was that. Seems unlikely but I can understand why you might think that.

Hope you work it out.

NatashaBee Wed 25-Dec-13 02:08:20

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bellsandbutterflies Wed 25-Dec-13 02:16:23

Pot noodles?

DavidHarewoodsFloozy Wed 25-Dec-13 02:32:25

I,ve got brothers. They throw them out when they clear their plates.

I can,yt think of any drug use involving forks.

Muddlewitch Wed 25-Dec-13 02:39:14

I second Pot Noodles, my teen DS throws the forks away with the pot, drives me bonkers.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 25-Dec-13 02:47:04

In high school about a million years ago we used to use knives, like dinner knives, to do hash. It was called hot knives. Car lighters worked as well. Spoons are for heroin right? Don't know about forks though. Hope you figure it out OP.

D0oinMeCleanin Wed 25-Dec-13 04:01:02

Take away cartons. You eat your meal. Close the carton with the dirty fork inside, meaning to remember to drop the fork into the sink on the way to the bin. Finish your copious amounts of vodka. Bin take away carton forgetting about the fork.

I know of no drugs that would involve the use of a fork and I had a very misspent youth.

MrsAMerrick Wed 25-Dec-13 09:25:39

DOoinn, like your theory except ime the takeaway carton would still be in the bedroom, certainly wouldn't make it as far as the bin.
Dont know of any drug use involving forks but not my area of experrtise!
Merry Christmas

Lottiedoubtie Wed 25-Dec-13 09:36:29

I agree pot noodle/ takeaway and he's binning them.

My DF does the same with teaspoons and yogurts fhmm

oldbaghere Wed 25-Dec-13 09:51:42

I buy plastic teaspoons for the packed lunches because they were binning the spoon with the yoghurt so I think the fork in bin theory is a definite possibility.



EloiseintheSun Wed 25-Dec-13 13:48:24

Many thanks to you all for your replies. Hope like anything that this pilfering of forks isn't drug related (seen the awful effects elsewhere). Food in his room (which I try to discourage anyway) may be a possibility (and I hope to goodness it is) but he usually brings his plate/bowl down with the cutlery. The missing forks happen when he's back and when he's seeing his dear but rather lost friend.

Anyway it is Christmas and DS is being cheerful so I mustn't think the worst ...

Thanks again. I love MN because you can ask a question, can seek advice or elicit ideas and no-one things that you're crazy or imagining things. A fantastic community. A peaceful Christmas to you all.

MrsBright Wed 25-Dec-13 19:50:00

Am I being dim here - why don't you just ASK your son what the BH he's doing with all your forks?

CaractacusPotts Wed 25-Dec-13 20:03:21

Was just about to post the same as MrsBright

I know in my house I'd be saying "for the love of god DS - what so you do with my damn forks?"

EloiseintheSun Wed 25-Dec-13 21:08:15

Hi MrsN and Caractacus - I do and I have - many times! He just laughs, in facts it's become a bit of a running joke of him, and of course denies anything at all. Of course, it does all sound ludicrous but there is no getting away from the fact that they disappear at a rate of knots when he's back home ....

CaractacusPotts Wed 25-Dec-13 21:09:18

Hide the forks xx

MrsPnut Wed 25-Dec-13 22:17:45

I never have enough forks or teaspoons but we have millions of knives and dessert spoons.
It's the teenager throwing them in the bin by accident after takeaways etc.

Coconutty Wed 25-Dec-13 22:19:58

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Patilla Thu 26-Dec-13 00:16:02

If he is

Patilla Thu 26-Dec-13 00:18:24

Bother phone jumped so I hit post instead of a letter.

Anyway, if he is hiding things in the flowerbed would a quick boxing day garden stroll reveal this?

As an aside if he is using the forks to dig rather than burying them for some bizarre reason you clearly have far better soil
Than our heavy clay which would destroy a fork. But surely he would use a spoon instead for that purpose?

rockybalboa Thu 26-Dec-13 00:19:22

Given that you've already said something about it I reckon he's taking them for a laugh.

tiddleypompom Thu 26-Dec-13 00:25:11

Could DH be in cahoots with DS - or even quite independently - in a mission to get you sectioned? DS comes home, DH starts pilfering forks & pulling innocently concerned faces. You go slightly mad.

Can't think of a motive as yet however.


HeartsTrumpDiamonds Thu 26-Dec-13 02:44:08

Loving the fork conspiracy theories. Maybe he is hiding an alien and they need all the forks to build a makeshift communication satellite so that ET can phone home.


Claybury Thu 26-Dec-13 13:51:58

Total guess here - using forks to grind cannabis ? I'm always finding crushers in DS bedroom, hidden under his bed, am wondering in the absence of a crusher would a fork work? It would be pretty normal to his stash in garden.
No first hand experience here but I can understand how you might be feeling !

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