The meeting had already started when I arrived back and the 1st thing I did was whisper to my girlfriend sitting behind me that my e-bike had been stolen. Gasp. She couldn't believe it either. It's funny; after a few minutes I even began to think it was a prank being played on me by my colleagues as a farewell ‘gift’. That somehow my girlfriend had gotten a hold of my key, made a copy, passed it on to one of the foreign teachers, and they'd shout out "surprise!" half way into the meeting. It never happened.
What did happen, though, was the 1st surprise I figured would occur: they ended up playing a specially made video made for me, showered me with a few gifts, pulled out a cake, and bid their farewells. Yep, I had to sit through all of that with a smile!