Friday, December 30, 2005

Little Black Box

There are beaucoup yard signs in and around the New Orleans metro area right now advertising job openings and services like house gutting, roofing, etc. Really, they're everywhere.

For the past couple of days, I've seen copies of a handmade yard sign throughout our neighborhood. It proclaims: "Lost: Small Black Box. Reward. Call if found."

I find this extremely interesting. I mean, what could be in a small black box that someone's offering a reward for it? I've tried to come up with cool ideas: Lots of cash, drugs, documents that reveal that the identity you claim is not actually your own, the Holy Grail, etc...

This could actually make a really cool short story. What do you think would be awesome to find in this small black box?