Sometimes Alternate Reality TWIDDERS are subtle and seemingly silly . . . but still mindboggling!
Joan of Carmichael, California went shopping for gift wrap. When she got home, she was surprised to see that the large tube of wrapping paper she’d purchased at an exorbitant price was not in the back seat of the car.
Her husband kindly looked through the car for the missing wrapping paper, but with no luck. Joan drove back to the store and looked for the paper in shopping carts. None. She asked the clerk what had happened, and taking pity on her, the clerk gave her a roll to replace the missing one. Joan returned home with the replacement roll.
The next morning, Joan writes, “You’ll never guess what I saw in the back seat of my locked car . . . the [missing] tube of brightly colored wrapping paper!”
Honest person that she was, she returned the extra roll to the store.