Every time that I start to run out of hair pins or clips, I am baffled and ask myself, "But where did they GO?" I do not throw them away. I don't take them out and set them down at the bar. Hell, I don't even take the clips out of my house. But over time both things begin to dwindle until I have to buy more.
When I was a kid, a stand up comic explained what happened to paper clips. He said they grow up to become wire clothes hangers. Because you always have plenty of those. After giving that some thought, I figured this caterpillar/butterfly effect must also apply to my hair pins and clips. After trying to figure out what they morph into, I finally figured it out. These: