bike I was in desperate need of a zip-tie. After searching my garage, I realized I was out. Then I had a memory flash. The day before I had been on a walk with my kids and seen a zip-tie on the ground in my neighborhood. I mounted the bike and went on the search. Sure enough, the tie was in the spot I had remembered. I picked it up and mounted the fender securely. Wow. What a story.
DISCLAIMER: I realize that this isn't that amazing of a story. But you have to admit, it was resourceful :).