Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant, bar or hotel can indulge me in my quest for tracking transient cutlery. Seriously, silverware travels in peculiar circles. I have monitored this for many years.
It is truly a baffling phenomenon. Rogue utensils magically appear in cutlery bins all across the country. I have encountered odd pieces that do not match and funny enough, some that do. Sterling silver baby spoons, over sized serving forks, stainless steel lobster picks, lonely wooden handled butter paddles, strange metal skewers … No short list.
I have even been successful in reuniting some of this transient cutlery with the rightful owners and delivering these implements to their original home. If you or anyone you know has a story to share with respect to homeless instruments, please share!