Yesterday, the local television news covered the story of the California hiker who found and returned a Louis Vuitton purse
and its estimated $1 million booty to its Canadian owner.
As pictures of the purse's Canadian money flashed upon the screen, the announcer declared that it was remarkable that the hiker returned the cash to its owners.
The remark was met with stunned silence as the other anchor and weatherman both pondered the value of the colourful "Monopoly" money in the United States versus the value of the a 12-carat diamond ring, which was also found in the purse.
Needless to say, the transition into the next segment was a little awkward.