Last night as Mario and I pulled into the garage, Mario reached down into the console for the something and pulled up a hotel key card. We both stared at each other completely dumbfounded.
Mario immediately said, "What the hell is this?"
My response was, "Look if you are going to cheat, you're gonna have to be a little more careful where you leave the evidence babe."
Mario "Where did this even come from."
Me "You should tell your girlfriend to be more careful too then"
But then we really started wondering where this hotel key came from.
Me "The Hampton Inns. We have never stayed at the Hampton Inns".
Mario " Was the timeshare we stayed in San Diego last summer a Hampton Inn?"
Me "Oh, maybe. Well no, the timeshare was Wyndham and we didn't even drive this car down there."
Me " Well, maybe it was your mom. You did run her on some errands last week."
Mario "When was the last time my mom was actually in a hotel room?"
Me "Who knows what she does when we are all working. Maybe she has some sordid sex life?"
Mario stared at me in silence.
As we walked inside I could see Mario was already moving on. "Do you think it was from Aurthur? You two were running around a few weeks ago. Maybe he dropped it"
Mario "No, I would have noticed it. I cleaned out my car last week. No one else has been in my car"
I was a bit obsessed though. I fancy myself a bit of a spy. Ok, not at all, but I totally want to be one when I grow up. I just don't have a damn logical bone in my body. However, this was my chance! I would solve the mystery of the magically appearing hotel key!.
So, I obsessed on this stinking key while I wrote yesterday's bloggy. Which meant that it took much longer to write up than was really necessary. And also meant that it took me 15 paragraphs just to say "yay, we lost weight!" While I typed, it ran around my mind a bit. Did Mario drive someone home from the party at work on Friday? No, he walked. Maybe it's been in the car for months and we didn't notice it? No, Mario is the super car cleaner...a little on the OCD side when it comes to his car. He'd notice.
So, I pulled up a map to see where the closest one was to us. Hmm, close to the airport. Oh! We picked up Katie's parents at the airport. We lent them Mario's car for a week after the baby was born! But they stayed at Katie's house. They weren't even in the area for two hours. Maybe they stayed at a Hampton Inn in Minnesota before then came? Nope.
Finally, an hour later it hit me and I started screaming, "OH! IT WAS KATIE! IT WAS KATIE! KATIE HAD TO STAY AT A HOTEL AFTER THE BABY WAS BORN WHEN JOEY GOT SICK! SHE MUST HAVE USED OUR CAR AND LEFT THE KEY IN THE CONSOLE!"
Mario was obviously way over it and had totally moved on, "oh yeah, that's probably it"
Me "Well, it's good to know we didn't cheat on each other. That was kind of a sloppy move leaving the key card in the car"
Mario "you're weird"