by Neil Jenman
Every day, after he finishes work, Conrad Joseph stops briefly at a five-star hotel. Striding up to the reception desk, he hands over his credit card and books a room for the night.
And then he gets back into his car and drives home.
The hotel room - for which Conrad gets a special rate because he's a regular - is never used. It's in darkness all night.
Why, you may ask, would someone behave in such a strange manner? How odd.