This one is for all you mystery buffs. Solve it and you get FAME and FORTUNE.
One morning, about a week ago, I am playing with my children in the family room, also known as the T.V. room, also known as the messy room, and I spy a small almost-finished Gatorade bottle.
I think: I should probably rinse that out and stick it into the recycling before E discovers it because the bottle has just enough in it to create sticky mess.
A few hours later I notice it again and think: I didn’t clean that out. Why did S buy such a tiny Gatorade bottle last night. Did he get a case? I’m thirsty!
A few hours late I think: S why aren’t you home yet!?! UGH.
In walks S from work. We have dinner and wander back into the family room.
S says: Where did you get the tiny Gatorade bottle?
Me: What? I noticed it this morning and thought it was yours from last night.
S: Nope. I just saw it.
S and I look at each other and the bottle (review Exhibit A), and we realize that at some point between 10 p.m. last night and 7 a.m. this morning, an unknown person broke into our home, drank a ridiculously small Gatorade, except for the last gulp, and left.
Nothing else seems to be missing although with the amount of mess (Exhibits B and C) we may never know for sure.
Who is this strange Gatorade-drinking outlaw and is he willing to clean my home in exchange for the REAL will of Josiah Crowley? I’m sure it’s in this mess somewhere.