Arnold and his wife were cleaning out the attic one day when they came across a ticket from the local shoe repair shop.
They both looked at the ticket, and date stamped on it showed that it was over eleven years old.
They both laughed, and tried to remember which of them might have forgotten to pick up a pair of shoes over a decade ago.
“Do you think the shoes will still be in the shop?” Arnold asked.
“Not very likely,” his wife said.
“It’s worth a try,” Arnold said, pocketing the ticket.
So, he went downstairs, hopped into the car, and he drove to the local show repair shop.
With a straight face, he handed the ticket to the man behind the counter.
With a face that was just as straight, the man said, “Just a minute. I’ll have to look for these.”
He disappeared into a dark corner at the back of the shop.
Two minutes later, the man called out, “Here they are!”
“No kidding?” Arnold called back. “That’s terrific! Who would have thought they’d still be here after all this time.”
The man came back to the counter, empty-handed.
“They’ll be ready for you on Thursday,” he said calmly.