A few days ago I lost one of the backs to the earrings I wear all the time. The discovery that the back was missing prompted a massive search that involved looking under the bed, in the couch cushions under furniture and well, you get the picture. Husband was called into action. He looked too. No earring back. This morning, while cleaning my desk at school, I happened to realize that I was cheerfully wearing two earring backs on one stud earring. I had been doing this for several days. Obviously summer vacation is coming none to soon!