He retorted (how'd THAT word manage to enter my vocabulary?!?), "Well, that's where I always keep them!"
I asked him had he tried looking for them when he got home from school. He said "yes". I told him he should have kept looking till he found them, because those things don't just get up and walk away! After a bit of interrogation, I found out he had stopped looking for them at some point, and got on his computer. Right then, I was thinking to myself (and it was flowing from my lips at the same time), "Knew I should have never gave you that computer!".
Anywho, we searched nearly a half hour more, including under the sheets, under and on both sides of the bed... no inhalers. Bad thing, Medicaid only pays for one every 20 days, and his most recent refill was about 5 days ago. If I have to get another this soon, it's going to be money out of my pocket! I gave him a stern lecture and told him to go on to bed (he has school in the morning, and last time he "claimed" to have not gotten enough sleep, he got into trouble at the school the next day). As a result, he pretty much "cried himself to sleep". If he gets an asthma attack tomorrow, his grandmother can take him to the hospital, and he can explain to the doctor why he doesn't have his inhalers. His grandmother will probably be more stern with him than I was about the matter... you just don't mess with my mom, she gets angry, she's a spitfire!
I blame my ex for EVERY problem my son has. She treated him bad the years he lived with her... and it was HER side of the family that gave him the asthma. As far back as my mom and I can remember, no one on either the LaComb or Sims sides of the family ever had asthma. Ex-wife has it, and according to my son, continues to smoke. Maybe she'll drop dead soon as a result!
We are now officially one person short in the dairy section at work. Found out today that Kenny said he had an "emergency" and needed to be transferred to a store in Baton Rouge. Joey, the head of the dairy, said he heard that Kenny's wife(or girlfriend, no one ever really knew Kenny's status) kicked him out, and that he had nowhere else to go, except to relatives. So, until they get someone hired, or transfer someone from another department to the dairy, we'll have a total of four bodies there (not a lot for a supercenter with a busy dairy department...and people need days off), me, Joey, Wilbur, and Tony.
Also, as I was leaving work today, I saw police, firemen, and paramedics at the grocery side entrance/exit with a stretcher. As I was walking out the door, they were attempting to lift an elderly man out of a motorized chair (not one of our "courtesy carts"...it appeared to belong to him). He didn't look to be conscious. Not sure if he had just passed out, was comatose, or no longer amongst the living. Hung around outside the store in my truck for about 10 minutes out of morbid curiosity, but the fire truck, ambulance, and police didn't leave during that length of time, so I gave up and came on home, only to have what I typed above facing me.
All in all, this was a heck of a day... need a drink! Maybe tomorrows paycheck will somewhat make up for this... our profit sharing bonus is supposed to be on this one, which I'll probably end up having to use on inhalers...