Stolen Merchandise by Peter Hyatt
Here is a statement from an employee suspected of theft. The background is that he is a truck driver delivering merchandise. The names have been changed, as has the "merchandise", but the statement is precisely as written. How much of this short statement can you use in analysis? Can you enter into what took place?
This is a good example of just how deeply we can enter into a short statement. The capitalization, spelling and punctuation are as written. You do not need to know who the people in the statement are for the purposes of analysis. The capitalization is how it appeared, but due to the sloppy writing, it is unclear (at least to my eye) if all caps were intended or not. Because of this, exercise caution before assigning too much meaning to the effort it takes to capitalize.
The driver was to deliver merchandise to each market (individual store). Randy Jones is likely his supervisor, while John Doe is the investigator to whom was addressed. The subject used a / symbol in his writing.
Post what you believe happened to the missing merchandise that was to be delivered but never made it there.
Bob/ To John Doe
I Left the Warehouse at 5:35AM
Went to the Gas Station To Get Coffee
I Hit the Highway and Went to My first
stop Before I Got To Farley's Market
When I Left Farley's market, I Was On
MY Way TO Bangor, I Did my
First stop There, and Then I Went
TO Rachel's Market that's When I Notice
that My merchandise were missing and
then I called Randy Jones after that.