As I was driving Sonny to school this morning, there was a contest on the radio where people were calling in to share the weirdest place they had ever found something they lost.
I asked Sonny if he had ever found something in a weird place. He hadn’t. Shocking, I know. But he in turn asked me the same question.
So I told him. I told him. I told him the straight up, no holds barred tale of the Catholic School Girl who desperately wanted her ears pierced. But her mother was worried that she couldn’t become a nun if she had pierced ears, so didn’t allow her to.
This is a completely true story wherein our plucky young heroine eventually convinced her mother she wasn’t destined for the nunnery and ended up getting her ears pierced in 8th grade. But this isn’t that story, so we continue on…
Back to that part where our female protagonist desperately wanted pierced ears but being in 6th grade, with a morally opposed mother, could only get ahold of those round gold MAGNETIC earrings (which looked eerily like hearing aid batteries…except gold…and magnetic) from Fashion Bug.
She wore them to Catholic school one day and discovered after the first hour of class, that while the back of the right one was still stuck to her ear, the front had entirely sheared off and was nowhere to be found.
Rats! RATS!!! RAAAAAAAAATSSSSS!!!! <– This is all Catholic School Girls are allowed to say when earrings go missing – magnetic or otherwise.
Confession time. She is I. I am she, and when I got home at the end of the day and changed out of my school uniform, I found the earring IN MY BELLYBUTTON!!! Just sitting right THERE. In my BELLYBUTTON!
Top THAT story! Weirdest place to find something lost – my BELLYBUTTON, I say! And no, I didn’t call in to the radio. I only shared it with Sonny. Well, and now you.
Also? Due to this lucky happenstance and my fervent prayers to St. Anthony which were clearly answered because he had nothing more important to find that day, I now consider myself the original inventor of the belly button earring. Alright, alright. It was the one point oh version of the belly button earring, and they’ve come a long way since then. But then again, who hasn’t?!