It's been reported that a key that was left on a table later disappeared, and could not be located, despite a thorough search.
The key, which was a motorbike key, was left on the table on Thursday evening at around 5 pm by Sue-tee, 14, after she had brought her step-father home from work. Later, when her mum wanted to use the motorbike to 'pop to the market', its missingness was discovered.
The vehicle's owners, a Mr. and Mrs. Kenwood, were annoyed.
A lengthy investigation took place on, under, and around the table, without success. Other items that were found included a spoon, a shoe, two plastic bottles, a selection of bottletops, plastic bags, an old T-shirt that had been used as a cleaning rag, several scraps of paper, and some muck.
The rubbish bin was also checked - a grim task, I can tell you.
After the fruitless search, it was deduced that, as the key was no longer on the table:
1) it had been moved from the table by a moron who now couldn't remember having moved it, or
2) it had never been put on the table in the first place, and Sue-tee had lied, or
3) it was hiding
Several other keys were tried in the motorbike's ignition, but none were found suitable .
Later, at around 11 pm, the key turned up in Sue-tee's jeans pocket.
She had taken the jeans off because they stunk, had changed into something else, and had forgotten to mention this.
You can imagine the reaction this caused.