I was preparing for my trip to California. The airport shuttle was scheduled to pick me up at 5 am, so when one of our couples, (a lively, fun- and alcohol-loving couple in DC for the rally) returned from their night out on the town at 3:30 am, I was toiling away, putting the finishing touches on packing.
After the couple had retired to their room, I went to gather my fruit, nuts, and whole wheat pita chips for the plane ride. But where were the chips? Not on the counter, not in the cupboard, not on the table. The pita chips had disappeared.
It took me a few minutes to realize the drunken couple had grabbed them before stumbling up to their room. I knocked on their door to investigate. “Am I going crazy, or do you have my pita chips in there?” They had been talking quietly in their room, but after my comment, the chattering stopped and they fell silent.
The chips were sheepishly returned 10 minutes later.