Originally posted by Startruth144
This past Saturday night I called Sherry (the driver) around 8 Pm and let her know I was ready to be picked up. She let me know that she was a few
miles away picking up some other patrons and would be over as soon as she got back towards my area. She showed up within 20 minutes or so and off we
Can you recall a more precise timing of events then? Was your girlfriend physically
with you when Sherry arrived, when you left your
house/flat, when you actually got inside the van? Was she at all able to recognize Sherry herself and her van at that precise point in time (if one
can say in these kind of stories)?
Let me elaborate my thoughts. It is sometimes good to try to recollect facts another way than "it must have been".
You reckon you've been out drinking that night. (I'm not going to call you alcoholic or sorts, nothing like that, getting even badly drunk happens,
and when it does, sometimes, things cannot be remembered correctly)
Is it possible that, in between you calling Sherry and Sherry arriving to pick you up (or actually calling to say she was close to the place),
happened to get to your place and drive you to the pub?
You may have a blurred memory of events before
you actually started to drink later. Memory also plays pranks on people sometimes. You may
"remember" wrongly of Sherry picking you up and talking in the van, because it is exactly what's happening so frequently, that's what you have
been doing all the time (so to say) for a long time now. If we sometimes do things just out of a habit, well memory does that too.
That's just an idea I had about it... Now, checking with friends, other patrons at the bar, etc., who actually picked you up may be a good idea.
If everybody agrees to say that Sherry did, then you have there a true mystery...