Hello Lisa: I flipped a 25pt. Diamond from my bench awhile
back. Now usually I freeze and listen intently in hopes that a
tel-tale clink or clack will reveal the landing place.
Hey, I had a similar experience when a co-worker had a part flip
off his bench. We looked all over for the darned thing with no
luck so we started over again. Still no luck. Then we tried to
reconstruct what had happened. When I asked where he had heard
the tell-tale “click” he answered that he hadn’t heard anything.
That was the clue !!! We found the part inside an umbrella
hanging on a hook.
What I find helpful for finding things on the floor is not to
put my cheek down there, but to place my flashlight on the floor
and move it around until an unexpected shadow appears.