Three staff members at Swiss Cheesed GlassWerks (a subsidiary of Fantasy In Glass Inc) have claimed to have unlocked the secret to a new art glass which contains both squares and stars in a random pattern, but then just as quickly lost the secret due to 'just trying to do too many things at once.'
Gary Brownie, chief researcher of the Swiss Cheesed's Really Pretty Colours Department said he and his colleagues found the formula to this long sought after colour pattern, "but then just lost it, although we knew it was there, and we just had it."
Brownie added "It was so bizarre. I was just looking at our test firings and complaining about how the squares were more like parallelograms and having been fed up with the staff's persistent insistence with coming up with some sort of splotchy "Fremont Antique Glass type look with streaky striped edges on the sheet" and I guess I put this beautifully perfect squared and starred piece down and couldn't find where I put it. I spent all afternoon looking everywhere, even in the drawer with all those discarded polarizing lenses and old 'Approximately System 95 or Thereabouts' stickers. I have no idea how we find anything here. Anyway, I just couldn't find it."
Head of the Really Pretty Colours Research Department, Vanna Opal suggested Brownie look in his lab coat when he finds it just in case he was going to put it there. Commenting on Brownie's well known absent-mindedness, Ms. Opal related the one time Brownie was looking all over the lab for his stressometers, and discovered he was wearing them on his head. It was so funny. Opal is still "sure it's somewhere. I mean, where else could it be?"
Everyone was careful to think about where they went after making the discovery, hoping to retrace their steps, although doing so usually resulted in them tripping and bumping into each other.
Brownie added " I really worry about telling my boss that we lost it. We misplaced a formula for an extra dark white just earlier this month. He won't be too happy."
Oh, The Humanity!