John finally took all the broken umbrellas to the repair shop.
Next morning on his way to his office, when he got up to leave the bus, he absentmindedly took the umbrella belonging to a woman beside him. He was always in the habit of carrying one. The woman cried "Stop thief!" rescued her umbrella and left him very embarrassed.
That same day, he stopped at the repair shop, and received all eight of his repaired umbrellas.
As he entered a street car, with the unwrapped umbrellas tucked under his arm, he was horrified to behold glaring at him the same lady from this morning. Her voice sent chills through him.
"Huh! Had a good day, didn't you!"