A magic trick gone wrong. They looked for that card for a full hour. It wasn't in their pocket like it was supposed to be. It wasn't in the salad, or the spring rolls. They washed behind their ears for a full week hoping it'd pop out, but to no avail. Three years later, it slid out of the ceiling. The trick is finally complete, and you are its new audience. The magician can finally rest in peace (they're not dead, just very tired).