A young man named John, being sent on a fool’s errand by his boss. John is tasked with finding a lost key, which his boss insists is somewhere in the office. John does his best to search for the key, but eventually gives up and goes home for the day.
The next day, John’s boss asks him to take a look in the lost and found, which John dutifully does. To his surprise, he finds the key almost immediately. John is relieved to have found the key, but can’t help feeling a bit foolish for spending so much time searching for something that was right in front of him the whole time.