The Tale of the Missing Checklist


Whenever I travel, I make a checklist and meticulously check off each item as I pack. Before my last trip, though, I was so frantic that I lost the piece of paper.

As soon as I got to my hotel, I opened my suitcase only to find it had been searched by the airport security. How could I tell? On top of my neatly folded clothes was my checklist. Next to each item someone had made a crisp check mark. At the bottom was a scribble saying: “You forgot the toothpaste.”

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