Oh dear, Michelle.
What about "You know how clumsy I can sometimes be....."? Woops, it slides out of your hands and "oh no! It broke!" and then, letting out a long sigh of disbelief, heading to the garbage can....
We were given two (!) crocheted toilet paper roll covers. One was black for dh´s car and mine was grey for mine. When we moved six months after our wedding, they were in the box that got "lost" by the movers. <g>