An old boss of mine took his car a short distance out of town one lunchtime to pick up a sheet of glass. Having done so he found himself browsing shop windows all the way back to the office.
Come 5:30pm, he went to the car park to find his car wasn't there and immediately ran back to the office exclaiming to any remaining staff that his car had been stolen. He called the police, they attended his home later that evening and took a crime report during which it suddenly dawned on him he'd left his car in the glass shop car park!
Needless to say, Branch Manager or not, he was the brunt of many jokes for weeks to come, not least of which the "lost" notice on the notice board with a "found" notice next to it ... a real p**s take!
The world is a book, those who do not travel read only one page ....