When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver's side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. "Hey," I announced to the technician, "it's open!" To which he replied, "I know - I already got that side." This was at the Ford dealership in Canton, Mississippi!
A technology buff, Sam spent hours thinking over the ad in Popular Engineering for a ball-bearing mousetrap. He tried to figure out how it could possible work, then finally gave up and sent for one. A week later, a tomcat arrived via parcel post.