I'm sure it happens to all of us, objects such as pens can seem to magically disappear over time with no explanation. The same thing appears to happen with plectrums!
A few times a year I'll end up ordering a bulk load of plectrums, anything from 50-100 at once. Within two to three months they will all be gone. Where they go I can't say, however after some quick googling on the subject, here are a few of the explanations I've found:
- They slip through cracks in the space-time continuum and migrate to the planet of Plectropia, where they live happy and fulfilled lives, growing vegetables and raising families of little plectrums.
- Its those damn gnomes and fairies - Well known for stealing stuff, they're collecting our picks for profit. Curse their magic hearts.
- Down the soundholes of our instruments, hungry for nourishment the acoustics and thinline guitars of the world are to blame!
- The last theory, and by far the least popular. Its our fault, we just manage to lose them all over the place. Rubbish eh?
Whatever the truth - all I know is I'm going to be waiting in a ghillie suit with a suitably large bore rifle and a supply of coffee, keeping the plectrums in my sights tonight. No more will I allow them to be taken by beings from beyond.