From the story: "For most of the weekend, the car sat idle in my driveway." For most of the weekend but not all of the weekend? Maybe a few trips to the grocery store? Maybe a day trip to the beach? Do you not have a shop vac, bucket, soap, hose and wash brush or sponge to return the vehicle "impeccably clean"?
Sounds like you got caught so soon in your career. Check with the others, they will teach you the ropes on how to rob the public blind.
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