It’s fictional, but I remember the “Tales From the Model Garage” from Popular Science magazine from the 1920s to 1970. Gus Wilson, the proprietor, had one goofy customer, Daisy Allen, who always had an explanation for things. The car would die and not restart when her husband drove the car by himself, but if Daisy rode with him, it ran fine. The car ran fine when Daisy drove the car. Daisy reasoned that her husband was over weight and causing the problem. She reasoned that when she was in the passenger seat, she helped balance the car
Gus finally discovered when her husband drove the car by himself, he used his car key which was on a ring with many keys. When Daisy was along or driving by herself, her key was used. The problem was a worn ignition lock.
There were other episodes that involved Daisy’s convoluted reasoning.