Dd1's husband has quite a long commute and uses his bike to get from home to the bus. There are places to leave bikes secured. Yesterday he was late and the bus was already there so he quickly locked his bike up and ran for the bus. For the first time ever he forgot to take his lights.
When he got back he discovered that not only were his lights missing but that the fittings to put them on had been unscrewed and removed too. This meant that he had to push his bike the two miles home and will be unable to use the bike until after the weekend.
Misguided charlatans? - mediums
Sneaking away - goodbyes
Not going out - ageing