Off Topic Sometimes you get lucky!

GronK

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It was Tuesday night and I was sick. Not just sick but real sick. The pain in my abdomen had been intense and continuous for two days. I got in my little truck and drove to the nearest emergency room. I pulled into the parking garage across the street and walked across to the entrance. I hadn't been to the hospital in over a year and they had added a security point! I emptied my pockets and there in the bin was my red jigbone 552113. The guard was nice enough about it but said I'd have to leave it in my truck. Back out the door I went but was in such a state by then that walking back and forth to the garage was not an option. I spotted a drain spout that fed down from the roof through the brick wall with a 6" or so opening. I stuck the knife as far up the spout as I could and hoped to return for it.

Fast forward to Friday morning, after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy minimal invasive surgery to remove my gallbladder. My brother gave me a ride home from the hospital, just a half mile or so but they wouldn't let me drive myself all full of the drugs they gave me. As my bro drove away I remembered the knife. I immediately walked back to the hospital, went to the front door, found the drain pipe, reached in and. . . . . . . . there it was! Not a scratch or mark on it!
 
Great story with a happy ending... in more ways than one. :)
 
...after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy minimal invasive surgery to remove my gallbladder...I remembered the knife. I immediately walked back to the hospital, went to the front door, found the drain pipe, reached in and. . . . . . . . there it was! Not a scratch or mark on it!
Glad it worked out for you both health-wise and getting the knife back. I've heard and been told stories of people who have had to hid their knife and retrieve it later, some with not so good results. Preston
 
Not a bad hiding spot, good thing no one watched you do it otherwise they’d have a new knife lol.

My girlfriend forgot that the 33 Dog Paw knife I gave her was still in her purse as we were going through security at the airport once. They let her take it back out luckily, and without time to take it to the car, she went to the airline’s desk and ask if they’d mail it to our house.

Well, it wasn’t there when we got home from our trip so she called. The manager insisted he mailed it out but we figured he pocketed it and it was gone.

Another week later, there was a notice in the mailbox to pick up a package that had insufficient postage. So I go down and the clerk hands me a white envelope with no return address or postage on it. No additional tape either. This guy literally dropped the knife into a plain white envelope, licked it, and mailed it. I can’t believe it made it back to us.
 
Thanks for the well wishes and positive responses! Just had my first pain-free full night's sleep in two weeks so am recovering nicely. Nsaids are keeping internal aches under control and just a bit of sting at the 4 entry points are just a reminder of the cool scars I'll have to look like I been in a losing knife fight. "There I was with four heavily armed thugs against me with just me wee slippy!"
 
That went better than the time my dad put his sak in a large potted plant when he was going to the courthouse. He didn't want to walk all the way back to his truck and put the knife in there, but the knife was not in the plant upon return.
 
Glad you're well, and that your knife was still there.
How it would suck to get out of the hospital to have your knife gone, good news after a hospital visit is always best.
 
Thanks for the well wishes and positive responses! Just had my first pain-free full night's sleep in two weeks so am recovering nicely. Nsaids are keeping internal aches under control and just a bit of sting at the 4 entry points are just a reminder of the cool scars I'll have to look like I been in a losing knife fight. "There I was with four heavily armed thugs against me with just me wee slippy!"
Sounds like you got double lucky! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup: Glad your gall bladder recovery is going well, and I hope the pain is gone ASAP. Glad you were able to get your knife back, too. I was in the hospital for a couple of procedures in December and January, and didn't even give the knives I was carrying a second thought. No one asked me to do a "pocket dump" during check-in, but it sounds like I ought to start planning on another "carry barrier". :(

I once had to hide a cheap Chinese Vic Classic clone under a hedge outside my local public museum when I went to see a traveling exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Young Israeli soldiers carrying automatic weapons were manning the security check, and it didn't seem wise to argue with them about their banning my tiny knife. The knife was still under the bushes when I returned in a couple of hours.

- GT
 
I rotate hobbies and have been away from knives for a few years. I just did some research and found the approximate value on this little 55. Holy cow! If I had been aware of that I would have taken the painful walk to put it back in my vehicle! I left a couple hundred dollars worth of slippie stuffed up that drain for two days. It's cleaned up and stored back in it's little tube now safe and sound. I'm sorting through the dozen or so GEC, CS, Queen and copper doghead Kabars I have stashed away now to decide which to edc next.
 
I once had to hide a cheap Chinese Vic Classic clone under a hedge outside my local public museum when I went to see a traveling exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Young Israeli soldiers carrying automatic weapons were manning the security check, and it didn't seem wise to argue with them about their banning my tiny knife. The knife was still under the bushes when I returned in a couple of hours
GT my mind read - "...traveling exhibit of the Dead SKUNK Scrolls...". Too much time on Blade Forums. :D
 
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