About a month ago, C’s bike was stolen.
We left our garage open by mistake one night.
Next day, no bike.
😦

C was most upset.
We didn’t report the theft.
One, it was kind of our fault.
Two, we couldn’t remember the make/model of the bike.
😕

Yesterday, about 2 pm,
The bike was returned.
We left to go shopping and there it was leaning up against the next-door neighbor’s place– right in plain sight, where we would be sure to see it.
🙂

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We don’t really care about “who?”, but we are mightily curious about “why?”
Why did they return the bike?

Suggested answers:

a) Guilt – They just couldn’t sleep at night. The wheels squeaked accusingly. Eventually, they just had to give in– and brought it back.

b) Necessity – They didn’t steal the bike, they borrowed it for a specific need. Once they were done with the bike, of course, they returned it.

c) Busted – Mother or Father saw the new bike. Didn’t buy the story (“Ahh.. I got it from a friend in a trade for my… ah…x-box game cartridge.”) and made them bring it back to where they got it.

d) Anthropomorphic Assist – The bike missed C. Made a daring escape and found its way home.

Got any answers we haven’t thought of?

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