226. A Practical Joke

On craigslist.com, a “Sheldon” wrote that he was . “I’m starting a new life, and I don’t anything that reminds me of my old life,” announced on the website. Giving his address, he everyone to visit his apartment on April 19 8 to noon: “Take whatever you want; it’s free.”

When the real Sheldon returned from his shift at the hospital that day, he was to find his apartment door unlocked. He was to find his apartment stripped clean. I’ve been , he thought. He knocked on his neighbor’s door.

told Sheldon that he had seen strangers coming going that morning. When Virgil asked them what going on, one said that Sheldon was giving his belongings away. “I wish you had told ,” Virgil said. “When I went into your apartment, was nothing good left.”

Sheldon explained that he ’t told Virgil about the giveaway because he hadn’t about it himself. Virgil said that he saw inside the apartment; she seemed to be in of things. “My ex-girlfriend Pamela?” Sheldon asked. “My ex-girlfriend Pamela?”

“Ex? When did you two break ?” Virgil asked.

They had dated for two years. had left him just recently. She had seen standing with a woman in the parking lot. had told her it was only his coworker. “ coworker? Is it normal for coworkers to kiss the parking lot?” Pamela asked. Sheldon said that wasn’t kissing his coworker. She had simply asked to smell her breath to be sure her smelled okay. She had eaten garlic bread at .

As Pamela stormed away, Sheldon heard her say about getting even.