EGW oversize firing pin stop came in a couple of days ago, and I finally had time to sit down to fit it. Had it about halfway done. Made a couple of file strokes, blew it off, stood up to stretch and gave it a swipe on my jeans. It slipped.
I have spent the last 45 minutes, first with a flashlight, then with a magnet, then the light again. I've gone over the whole floor, I've moved things it couldn't physically have gotten to/behind, and I've gone over the floor by braille. I've shaken out shoes and the pockets of the jacket I was wearing- yes, even the off-side. And it's not to be found.
Seeing as how I cannot see God deciding to take an interest in my patience and making it go away(any deity, for that matter, even a drunk Irish one) to test my limits, I'm going with what my daughter once suggested: there's a brownie in the house, and it's either got a bad sense of humor or it's pissed at me.
No, I have not been drinking.