Funny how this happens. I've notice this happening more and more over the last few years. 'They' are moving the floor further away and as bumpkin says gravity is getting stronger. Just last week on a trip to the Hospital my walking stick ended up on the floor at least twice. Fortunately picked up for me by kind strangers.
On the back of the 'useless items' Thread what's the most USEFUL thing you've bought in say the last 12 months. For me and the Boss its one of those 'Grab sticks' each for retrieving things that keep ending up on the floor.