The Case of the Missing Hat

Loose transcript of conversation overheard on the Charlottetown Public Transit radio system this morning:

Base: Base to Stratford…
Stratford Bus: Go ahead.
Base: We had a phone call from someone who left their hat on the bus this morning, first row, left side. He says he’ll pick it up on the way home.
Stratford Bus: I’ve got the hat and I know whose it is; I’ll keep it for them.

Times like these you know you live in a small place where everybody is paying attention.