After I published yesterday's piece, it occurred to me that it might be dangerously simplistic to assume that all three shirts were stolen by the same person/force. Why couldn't it have gone like this: the Salsa jersey, which disappeared several years before the other two, I simply lost. (No idea how, but still.) And then my stalker took the grey tech tee. And then the house spirit, which witnessed both the taking of the t-shirt and, later, the ensuing "Am I going insane?" confusion it engendered in me, found the whole thing delightful and made the Ibex shirt disappear.
Beware conclusions that are overly simplistic is the takeaway here.