Thursday, November 20, 2014
You can only ever get halfway there
The phone rings at my library.
"Do you have a lost and found?"
"Yes." I reply.
"My daughter lost her wallet yesterday. Do you possibly have it?"
"I can check. What does it look like?"
"It's sort of thinner, and greenish. It mostly has cards in it, and some cash."
"Hold on. I'll go see."
I go see.
"I have four greenish wallets." I report back. "Pattern or no?" I ask.
We're down to three wallets.
"I'm pretty sure it had her library card in it."
"Two of the wallets have library cards." I say after a brief look through. "What's your daughter's name?"
"Ah!" I exclaim. "I have Lynette Watson's wallet right here."
"Oh, no. It's Lynette Sloan. Do you have Lynette Sloan's wallet?"
"Green, cards, no pattern, Lynette... Sloan?"
"No. We don't have her wallet."
"Okay, well, thanks for looking."
I suspect it was an elaborate prank call.
Posted by Feldenstein Calypso at 6:30 AM
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Post a Comment
If you were wondering, yes, you should comment. Not only does it remind me that I must write in intelligible English because someone is actually reading what I write, but it is also a pleasure for me since I am interested in anything you have to say.
I respond to pretty much every comment. It's like a free personalized blog post!
One last detail: If you are commenting on a post more than two weeks old I have to go in and approve it. It's sort of a spam protection device. Also, rarely, a comment will go to spam on its own. Give either of those a day or two and your comment will show up on the blog.