Gotcha! We have a set of 6 plates and generally only use the top 2 out of the cupboard, unless we have the children over. We also possess a set of quality China, which only sees the light of day on special occasions, which are a rare occasion nowadays, as I get older and become even more grumpy and anti-social!*also noted is his tactical use of improperly placed foodstuff to disguise the chip on his plate that I know is there and has been duly logged.
The plate used this evening was pulled from the bottom of the stack, is rarely used and therefore sans chips!
In your angst, you also failed to spot the portion of Colcannon was positioned off centre of the plate.
I suggest a period of quiet reflection is in order, until you rediscover your mojo!