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We are all hunters. Whether you admit it or not. In our daily lives we use the techniques of the hunt to find and gather what we need to survive the day, every day. It’s the heart and soul of what we do to live on earth.
Some see in it a profound beauty, while others the see madness of those who think it’s still the dark ages. While it’s certainly not entirely the same, finding your keys vs. finding a good hunting spot starts with the same methodology: what’s the likeliest place to start looking? Where would the best ‘sign’ be? One could argue that somewhere between the car and the house, there must be the answer, but as in nature the clues can be varied and and not easy to read.
As with deer hunting, a buck will use common trails, but be drawn off course by the scent of a hot doe. In other words, did you stop at the fridge and walk right by the key holder? Or go straight to the bathroom? Logic dictates that the keys have come to rest, unlike a whitetail buck who will keep moving almost endlessly during the rut.
Now you have the upper hand. Keys that aren’t moving can surely be found. Those sedentary lock-openers are officially toast. Your eyes will see them, your greedy little car driving paws will grab them, and you’ll be off.
Not so fast tough guy.