Arnold and his wife were cleaning out the attic one day when he came across a ticket from the local shoe repair shop. The date stamped on the ticket showed that it was over eleven years old.
“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.
He hopped in the car and drove down to the store. With a straight face, he handed the ticket to the man behind the counter.
“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! .”
The man came back to the counter, empty-handed. “They’ll be ready Thursday,” he said.