I Lose a Lot of Lighters

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 362 People

    Yes And It's Annoying!

    I'm always losing mine! It's got to be one of the most irritating little things that happens. I'm often at work in the shelter pawing through my bag like a woman possessd and getting more annoyed until I find one that actually works or someone takes pity on me and gives me a...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2012

    I Also Steal Alot of Lighters.

    I don't mean to steal lighters so I figure I lose so many lighters because of karma.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2007

    I Buy Em In Bulk...

    Lol well 5 at a time..i have lost so many in my days its ridiculous sooooo i got a bin..and started filling this bin with lighters..i have so many now its become a collection :/ i still loose the odd one here and there but i have many back up ones... i blame this on my OCD hahah...
    stolenangel69 stolenangel69
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2013

    I Can Be Sitting In My Chai...

    I can be sitting in my chair and I am able to loose several lighters just in a few hours and when I look for them they have disappear and then several weeks later they all show up...  Its like socks and the dryer... 
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2008

    Even Tho Iv Quite Smoking

    so like i quit smoking .. and stil lose lighters .. i think ppl think i dont need my lighters coz i dont smoke anymore .. thats not to say i dont like lighting candles, incense and other stuf ? braais (bbqs) hehehe :) so yeah .. still losing lighters .. like duble yoo tee...
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    Sep 14, 2007

    People Are Stealing Them

    I just know it. I am being told that this post must be longer, but how much can one say about losing lighters?
    Zandze Zandze
    26-30, F
    Apr 15, 2007


    I dont understand why people like to steal lighters. They are a lil bit of change LOL Go by your own.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2008

    Where Do They Go?

    I will buy them, set them on my table...and within a few hours they have vanished! I'm hoping when I clean out my couch I'll find them there. But who knows? There has to be at least fifty lighters in this apartment and I have to search everywhere to find one!
    silverlining silverlining
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2007

    I Know Where Mine Go

    they go in my roommate's grubby hands...can't leave one out or it's snatched up by him or friends of his...********
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    17 Responses Dec 29, 2007


    but i also seem to acquire a lot of lighters too. i'm sure it all evens out in the end. (i promise i'm not a clepto)
    gypsysoul gypsysoul
    22-25, F
    Nov 18, 2008

    It`s Not *my* Fault...

    I get high & people end up pocketing them. Then nobody remembers until afterwards. Sometimes I get them back, sometimes i don`t. & sometimes I end up  pocketing other people`s lighters. It just happens.
    diztrbd diztrbd
    18-21, F
    Oct 13, 2007


    I didn't see mine for months and then a friend of a friend passed it back to me one night in the pub. turns out he got it from someone who got it from someone else who got it from someone else etc. people get passed a lighter and automatically put it in their pocket then pass it...
    juniper juniper
    22-25, F
    Dec 30, 2007

    Oye! Lighter Kitthey Gya?!?!?

    "Lighter kitthey gaya??" in english that means....where did my lighter go? haha.....i dont know why this happens and god bless this community I thought I was the only dumbass who could be a chainsmoker and then so easily misplace their lighter :S hahaha! I have lost 3...
    Unmasked Unmasked
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2007

    I've got a lot of lighters,

    but so often when I need one where the hell is it? I truly believe they run off with the missing socks and live somewhere together, laughing at our attempts to track them down! 😞😅
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    Not Me

    I just can't afford myself. :-) My current one costs something around $75 :-)))
    winston winston
    26-30, M
    Aug 1, 2007

    Its My Hobby

     Im tellin ya ... everytime i go to my moms im constantly losing it ...  my mom even bought me a cigarette case once could i keep one in it  ????? NOOOO  lol ... and i carry a super small purse and still have to dig and dig and dig ...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    Apr 17, 2007

    Check the Dryer?

    ok, so i have managed to lose more than a fair share here- but wow. i sware that my house just eats them. that or they are stolen by elves in the night. i have managed to salvage a few from the dryer and a couple more from the floor board in my car. everynow and again i get lucky...
    lostcancerian lostcancerian
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2007

    Where Do They Go? x3

    I never know where my lighters disappear to, I'm always having to buy packs every other week because I'm constantly loosing them. Ugh, I especially hate loosing zippos. I just lost my favorite Hello Kitty Tokidoki zippo lighter. It sucks. :c I have no idea where they go o.o
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2011

    Not Only Do I Lose Lighters, But They Multiply In My Purse

    I'll go to clean it out and I'll have, like 8 lighters in there.  But then when I need one.....
    StillMeJustDifferent StillMeJustDifferent
    1 Response May 31, 2010


    Nearly every time I get a new job I buy a zippo. Maybe a Led zeepelin one maybe a rolling stones one and in about 3 weeks it is no where to be found. do zippo's have legs or not. Cause they just run away from me
    Daveokay Daveokay
    22-25, M
    Aug 25, 2010

    I Do!

    i lose so many lighter, i don't even know wehre they all dissapear to!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2009


    since I don't smoke. I keep them around because I love candles, but they still walk away...
    GodlessSexMachine GodlessSexMachine
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2008

    But Only When I Buy Them ...

    It's amazing to me that, even though I especially keep an eye on my bought lighters ...  within a week ...  I've lost it :) ...  But any lighter I've found ...  and I find them regularly ...  last me until they run out of fuel ...  I just don't...
    gottaBhappy gottaBhappy
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2009

    Musicical Lighters

    hm,,, lately i havent been able to hold on to lighters for s hit... but y do we go through the lighter game so badly,,,,,,, is its cuz.... its a small example of wat we take for granted....??
    thsone thsone
    22-25, F
    Jul 12, 2010

    Oh You Didn't Know?

    All lighters come equipped with legs!
    BlazzinBebe88 BlazzinBebe88
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2008

    Happens Everytime!

    i lose my lighter everytime  try to light a cig i will lose them and then find another one but with half my luck i find a lighter that doesnt work infact my girlfriend just this minute had to find the damn thing
    free5as4a09bird free5as4a09bird
    Apr 6, 2011

    The Lighter Gods

    I don't know about u but there is a lighter black hole in my house. It doesn't eat the crappy lighters that come free with a carton, only my good BICs.  I think sometimes the lighter gods require a sacrifice. Usually they reappear after a few months, after i've bought a few...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    May 3, 2013

    Probably My Fault

    Yeah, if one of my friends ever has a lighter and uses it and then doesn't put it back in their pocket/purse, I put it in mine. It actually got to be kinda funny. When I was in England I was around a lot of people who smoked, and they'd all leave their lighters around, and I'd...
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2008


    i loose my lighters all the time I misplace them and crap its annoyin! lol
    Candimarie91 Candimarie91
    22-25, F
    Feb 18, 2009

    This Is So Me

    i cant keep track of a lighter to save my life.  I lose them all the time, especially because my sister likes to take them whenever she sees them lying around.  I have NEVER had a lighter from start to finish and i think the longest i ever hung onto a lighter is when i...
    snobunny826 snobunny826
    22-25, F
    Jun 26, 2007

    I Don't Even Smoke.......

    I want everyone who reads this story to first understand that i honestly don't even smoke i buy lighters because i might need them for around the house or something,and i do find that they are useful but i just end up losing them all! maybe they go to the same place that random...
    XxBlackCat100xX XxBlackCat100xX
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2012

    Were Have They Gone

    I bought ten of the things four days ago and I can now only find two I have searched high and low for them but as yet still can't find them anywhere. I mean I can understand misplacing one but eight maybe it's my age lol but somethings not right.
    gelroller gelroller
    46-50, M
    Jul 13, 2012

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