Yesterday, my bicycle was stolen.
Maybe the intruder stole it last night or at dawn.
Either way, it was unbelievable. We have two dogs. They could have alarmed us. And our landlady — she lives upstairs — assured there wasn’t any burglar cases in her premises throughout her life.
Ah, so we were the first victims.
I called my police friend and he advised me to report to the nearest police station. Identify the suspect. Police blotter.
So I did.
But then, something unexpected happened at the police station.
When I inquired whether it’s legal to just seize my bicycle in case I see it parking on the street — after all, it’s my bike. I am the true owner. I have the right. Why not? — the policeman smirked.
He looked me in the eyes and said that it’s always better to confront the current owner of the bike. He reminded me that I could be wrong. Because it could just be a replica of my bike.
I almost protested. But damn, he was right. Absolutely.
I went home feeling disappointed.
After a few questions from my wife and housemates, I accidentally connected the dots.
Turned out, my bike wasn’t actually stolen!
I left it at the store where I bought rice yesterday. I was such in a hurry I was trying to call someone (because I have an appointment), I walked back home I forgot about the bike.
Good thing, the storekeeper kept it and waited for the right owner to claim.
I was grateful. At the same time, embarrassed. I couldn’t believe it. How could I forget my bike?
Oh god, I was such an idiot. 😀
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