Mrs RC: I am trying to put the dining table back together. Where did you put the bolts?
Me: Ummmmmm. I remember you telling me to put them somewhere safe, where we would not forget them.
Mrs RC: Did I? You can't remember where you put them, then?
Me: No. Ummmmmmmmm. Oh, hang on, I think I put them in the bowl that one of the kids made that used to be in the kitchen.
Mrs RC: That is still in the shed. I will see if I can find it.
Mrs RC rings back.
Mrs RC: It wasn't in that bowl.
Me: No? I was sure I put them in there. Sure-ish, anyway.
Mrs RC: Well I looked everywhere and finally found them.
Me: Where were they?
Mrs RC: In the coal bucket in the hall. (Note that this bucket is not actually used for coal, it is ornamental, having been painted with flowers etc by my MIL years ago).
Me: How on earth did they get in there? I didn't put them in there! That is a dumb place to put anything!
Mrs RC: Well it wasn't me either, but somehow there is a load of stuff in that coal bucket! It's like someone just threw stuff in there when we were clearing the kitchen!
Me: Really? Hm. I can't imagine who did that...
Mrs RC: No, neither can I...