A humble apology
My wife and I were at a boat show looking at our dream coastal cruiser. We removed our shoes before stepping on board as is custom and left a few bags of stuff we’d bought at the show with them. Hours later, having left the boat and taken all our bags, we stopped to consolidate our purchases. My wife looked in one bag and then looked at me accusingly. ‘I didn’t see you get a new pair of shoes…’ ‘I didn’t!’ I protested.
‘Then why are your old ones in here?’ Only they weren’t mine. We’d picked up one too many bags on leaving the boat, one of which another of the viewers had stored their shoes for safekeeping. If the person who had to walk around the show in stockinged feet is reading this, I apologise.