Recently there was a very interesting case of “crime” in our home, which I want to share with you today. A few days ago, my son went to answer the ringing telephone, only to discover that the kinky cord leading from the receiver hand-mouth piece and the remainder of the apparatus had been STOLEN.
Mrs.Sherlock Holmes (yours truly) was quickly summoned to the crime scene. After asking for clues, she remembered that Ricki had asked, on her return from school, for her mom’s cell phone. However, the cell phone was in place, intact. Investigation of the premises revealed that the missing cord had been placed under some cushions. In addition, Ricki’s school report was missing. Mrs. Holmes quickly contacted and interrogated the aid, and received verification of advance premeditation on part of the suspected perpetrator:
As reported by the aid:
“Ricki spent math hour today sharpening her pencils, so of course I did not give her a smiley for that hour. The following hour was more or less the same. She revealed that she would not deliver the sheet, thus hopefully avoiding any “consequences”. When I countered that I would call her mother, Ricki insisted that she would disconnect the phone cords.”
CASE SOLVED and closed. Guilty of being smart as can be.