My investigation today turned up no results. Nobody named Ellen signed the Guest Book at the front desk, which she would have seen if she dropped off the present for me at the front desk. So now I'm back to Square One.
I don't have any leads, so I decided to ask Professor Snaglefoompus for help. He used to be a detective before he became a professor, you know.
Me: Do you have any ideas who Ellen could be, Professor?
Professor Snaglefoompus: Well, I have studied the available evidence, and I have come to two conclusions.
Me: What are they?
Professor Snaglefoompus: Ellen left a present outside of your room at school. Conclusion 1: Ellen must be someone who knows a lot about you.
Me: That makes sense. What's conclusion two?
Professor Snaglefoompus: She gave you a coffee maker, but you don't drink coffee. Therefore, she doesn't know about your eating habits. Conclusion 2: Ellen must be someone who doesn't know a lot about you.
Me: So...she's someone who knows a lot about me, and someone who doesn't know about me.
Professor Snaglefoompus: Correct.
Professor Snaglefoompus: Say, if you're not going to use that coffee maker, can I have it?
Okay, so maybe asking the professor wasn't such a good idea. Tomorrow, I'll let you know the confusing results of my handwriting analysis.