A while back, my lovely sister was cat-sitting for me while I made my annual camping trek to the ocean. During many of her previous visits, we had spent some time at a local coffee/tea/bakery place that has very good chocolate croissants and cinnamon scones and other wonders.
So anyway, when I arrived home after a long drive from the ocean, sis was waiting for me with a bag of bakery goodies. The bag was a delight of lovely pastries, but I wondered why she had bought so many. Her answer:
“There were only four left!”
And that is why the shelves were empty.