My darling wife was dismayed this evening to discover she'd lost one of her best earings. She became aware of this when the bit at the back of her ear landed in her lap. Of the actual earing, there was no sign. After an hour or so searching she hadn't found it despite my advice it would be pretty close to where the bit at the back had been noticed. She came to the conclusion it must have become dislodged and fallen out during her visit to the hairdresser this afternoon and intended to visit them in the morning to pick through the day's hair clippings. "Is there a chance it might be in your pyjama pocket?" I asked, and took a rummage. Lo and behold, there I found it, along with the beginnings of an erect nipple. I've since suggested the distress will have been shorter-lived has this occurred to the barmaid in our local whose ample breasts would prevent buttoning up the top half of a pyjama top, let alone leave gaping pockets. In hindsight, I think this advice could possibly have been put a different way. How would you have coped in a similar scenario?