a few years back, after watching some people shoot off illegal fireworks in a nearby park, i was sitting alone in the pitch dark finishing my adult beverage.
someone decided it would be really funny if they creeped up behind me and started panting and breathing really loud. or i was just about to be murdered to death
without turning, i screamed every curse word and threat of physical violence i could think of.
im not sure who got scared more. but, in the end, when i did turn around, no one was there. i left. quickly.
what if two tv guides were delivered? maybe your neighbor’s by accident, for instance. your father thinking, correctly, he had the guide - didn’t notice therefore that he dropped the other guide.
you found ( and lost ) one copy, your family found and dried the other one he dropped.
if you look under the chair, it’s probably still there.
yesterday, i couldn’t find my keys. i cleaned the table off, put everything neatly away, it usually works. still couldn’t find them. looked upstairs, downstairs, in every bag i own, the door lock in case i forgot to take them out, finally i went outside to look for them there.
no luck at all.
until… when i came back in, there they were, clear as day, sitting on the table.
obviously? my distracted brain edited them out for some reason, but… it felt like a stranger had snuck in and placed my keys there while my back was turned