Exact recollection of commonplace circumstances regarded with suspicion

In the case at bar, it befuddles this Court how appellant and his witness could have recounted with the utmost exactitude of time, place, and circumstance the events which took place on that fateful day. We can only regard with suspicion the testimony of the corroborating witness for the defense with respect to a circumstance so trivial and commonplace when it occurred that a witness could hardly be supposed to have noticed and charged her testimony with it, when there was no special reason why she should observe it. [G.R. No. 118823. November 19, 1996]