Thursday, August 07, 2008
Yeah, so, um, I'm a big dork. But let's start at the beginning...
The police department called this morning to let us know they found our Ford Focus wagon, which we reported stolen last week, in the Barnes and Noble parking lot a mile away from our house. Praise God!
My mom took Scott to go pick it up, and it appeared to be in the same condition we left it in. Weird, huh?! Yeah, I thought so, too!
How odd for someone to steal a car and take it to the bookstore, of all places -- and then just leave it there! (Apparently, it had the same amount of gas in it Scott remembered from the day before it went missing, so they couldn't have gone very far.) Maybe they just needed a ride to work?
And how weird that they took it to one of our FAVORITE PLACES! In fact, my mother and I had just been there a few days before... when was that exactly... oh, yeah, I met her at B&N for coffee, and then we took... her car... to go to TJ Maxx. Wait a minute, did we... go back and get my car?
Ohmigosh. Oh. My. Gosh. OH MY GOSH!
Yes, I actually completely forgot having left my car in the parking lot of Barnes and Noble last Monday.
Now, obviously, I was not the only one with a failed memory. Rewind to the morning we woke up to no car in the driveway. All we could remember of the previous day was Scott taking the boys to the library in the morning. Then our neighbors came out to see what the police car was doing in front of our house, and reported that they remembered seeing our car in the driveway late the night before. We concluded that it must have been taken between midnight and six. Not just one neighbor, mind you. A neighbor to the north said he had company over late and checked the street at midnight. Our friend across the street remembered looking out at 10.
What does this say for "witness" accuracy?
Alright, I'm really not trying to point the finger away from myself. I'm perfectly aware that I'm the idiot in this story.
So, anyway, praise God that our neighborhood's crime rate hasn't gone up! And our insurance rate won't increase! And we only lost $175 in rental fees! (Ouch.) And lots of people at the rental place and insurance agency (not to mention my parents, friends and hopefully you reading this) got a good laugh today!
Anyone have a recommendation for memory enhancement supplements?