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MrsBlue called me downstairs in a panic this morning because she couldn't find her keys. I kidded her as I always do on such occasions that I keep meaning to suggest that she keep them in the same place at all times to avoid this (the joke being I've suggested this a thousand times already). She objected that this is what she does, saying that she leaves them right there on the corner of the table where my keys were sitting, to which I replied that she'd obviously left her keys outside in the lock. When she found them there, she asked how I knew, and I told her that I had left my keys in the inside lock, so it struck me she had unlocked the door with her keys and locked it with mine before leaving them on her designated spot on the table. That's me, Stephen "Blue" Heaslip, consulting detective. Sherlock Holmes probably has nothing to worry about yet, but I think I've surpassed Jonathan Ames, and am on my way to Encyclopedia Brown status. Bugs Meany beware!

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8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 10, 2011, 11:52 Rockn-Roll
Forgive me for pointing this out, but when Mrs. Blue opened the door she would have seen one set of keys (hers) on the outside and a second set (yours) on the inside. I think seeing two sets of keys in the door would have most people thinking something was wrong and be extra cautious and figure out what was wrong i.e. that you had left your set of keys on the inside. Let's just assume that she is human and did notice that...and was able to figure out that you had left your keys on the inside.

I don't intend to make anything of this, but...I would ask myself why she didn't tell you about it. The fact that she left her keys on the outside while putting your keys on the table suggests that she was thinking of something other than completely correcting the odd situation. Since later she believed that it was her keys which she put on the table then I would suspect that the reason she didn't tell you was personal. On the otherhand she may have just had a more complex problem on her mind and you need to spend more time with her to help her through it.
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