It was in the last place I intended to look
It was in the place I thought least likely
Despite searching, it was not found until I’d looked in a large number of places
Because, of course, no-one says this if it is in the first place they look. In those cases, the first place would be the last place, but it is also unremarkable.
In other news, COMIC DAY! Wheee!
And I do still have a job, the agency I was complaining about, with whom I had a long argument, called me back to tell me that I was right and that they’re giving me what I asked for. Now I just need to get them to assign me someone that has better communication skills than the woman I’m dealing with now.