I had an experience along this line when I was younger.
I was getting ready for work, but couldn't find my black dress socks. It was one of those experiences where you know you just had something, but you can't find it when you need it. What was worse is that it was my last black pair and I was getting dangerously close to being late for an early meeting. That turned the experience into one of those situations where you kick inanimate objects to punish them, which they could give a toss about but punishes your toe something awful. I finally gave up, took a pair of socks out of the hamper and rushed out the door. When I got to work and rushed into my meeting, my boss says, "Why do you have a pair of socks slung over your shoulder?" I had put them there while I ironed my pants.