I Hate a Mystery
Outwardly Mac was somber, but secretly he was overjoyed at Rust’s revelation because unbeknownst to the tinkerer he had sent two similar devices to two other engineers, each in separate countries. He wasn’t surprised to find that the others had no answers when he retrieved them – he’d heard Rust was the best – but Mac hoped he could figure out the rest on his own. Little did he know that one of the reasons Rust was the best was because he had so many contacts around the world, and was contacted by two colleagues independently inquiring about similar devices shortly after his discovery. In the four days it took Mac to retrieve each device and return home, Rust had solved the puzzle – or at least had a strong theory.