Rushing home from work the other day, I nearly banged into something that had no business perching itself where normally I should be. Looked like a pair of coffins, but of course I was hallucinating.
Took a closer look, and yes, it was a pair of coffins. Made of finely polished wood, with brass crossed embedded on them.
Ours is a fully-commercial building. There are printing presses, gem traders, advertising agencies and even our non-profit, but no residences. Who then was being carried off to their final place of rest? Was it a pair of long dead employees who were discovered hunched over their desks only that day? Was it someone trying to smuggle out drugs or gemstones in coffins? Were they to be used as quirky office furniture?
Nobody seemed to own the coffins - they were just standing there, waiting patiently, like coffins are trained to wait. I was in a hurry, so couldn't stay to find out more.
The Mystery remains. What were the coffins doing there?