Suzie REALLY wanted her sister’s doll.
Her big sister coveted it like hot blueberry pie topped with vanilla ice-cream–or perhaps her new iPad.
Suzie couldn’t understand why she couldn’t just have it–after all, what are sisters for?
The day her sister left for summer camp at Lake Wenatchee, Suzie was beside herself with excitement, because this meant she was going to have two weeks of bliss with the doll. After her sister was gone Suzie tip-toed into her sister’s room and took the doll from its special place under ALF’s arm.
Suzie was petrified of ALF–but she closed her eyes tight and grabbed the toll before ALF could get her.
On the way out the door, a tube of Banana-Cream-Pie lip balm caught her eye. She grabbed it and ran out the door and down the hall to her room–closing the door behind her without a sound.
She knew her sister would wonder where the doll and the lip balm went, and would likely suspect her of taking them, but she knew she could hide them where her sister would never find them.
So she removed the heat register and placed the doll and the Banana-Cream-Pie lip balm, inside the heat duct.
Every day she would take out the doll and play with it in secret.
As Suzie suspected, when her sister came home from camp, she threw a huge hissy-fit.
Everyone wished big sister would go back to camp.
“Parents can be so clueless,” thought big sister.
The thing about lies is that it requires a very good memory to maintain them.
In this case it would appear that Suzie’s memory was so good that she herself forgot where she had hidden the secret.
Or perhaps the secret just wasn’t so important any more, leaving it for the home inspector to be the one to find–
–the evidence of the crime.
By Charles Buell, Real Estate Inspections in Seattle
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