It was John's turn to drive carpool into town on a day when a new member was travelling along for the first time. As they rode along he began to be suspicious of his new carpooling passenger.

John checked to see if his wallet was safe in the pocket of his coat that was on the seat between them, but it wasn't there! Next, he slammed on the brakes, ordered the fellow out, and said, "Hand over the wallet immediately!"

The frightened carpooler handed over a billfold, and John droveoff, leaving him alone at the side of the road.

When he arrived home, he started to tell his wife about the experience, but she interrupted him, saying,

"Before I forget, John, do you know that you left your wallet at home this morning?"