I belong to a book swap site, where I send books out, get credits, and spend those credits to get other gently used books. This creates an extremely robust TBR shelf, so I love it and participate quite a bit.
A while ago I listed a book on the site and a few weeks ago, someone requested it. I saw the request, wrapped up the book, and sent it out. But I apparently forgot to check off that it had been mailed.
So I started getting reminders: "Have you mailed Book X yet?" I completely forgot that I'd mailed it, so I made a couple of attempts to find it, without success. Usually I am very well-organized, and books that are listed to be swapped have their own shelf. It wasn't there. I looked around a bit on other shelves, and then I got busy with other things.
As the mailing deadline approached, the reminders got a little more strident. And I started feeling the pressure. So (here's the confession) I clicked off that the book had been mailed, even though as far as I knew, I hadn't even found it yet. I swore to myself that I come hell or high water, I would find that book and mail it before the weekend was out. I mean, it had to be here somewhere, right???
Just when I was getting ready to turn the house upside down and find that book, I received the notification that the book I thought I hadn't mailed yet had been received by the requester.
Wow. Talk about a Twilight Zone moment!
Now that I've recovered from that shivery experience, I realize that my untruthful click turned out to be the truth, after all. Guess I knew more than I thought I knew.