I got this idea from a similar story in Reader’s Digest. I loved reading all the anecdotes and jokes and the little filler items they had at the end of a story that ran a bit short. One of the anecdotes was from a woman who said something like this happened to her father. I have looked for this anecdote before, but have yet to find it again. It’s probably from the early 1990s.
This is kind of a flop, not bad but not especially memorable either.