Friday, September 3, 2010
to dream the impossible dream
as i was driving home from lunch out with a friend today, blocking my driveway was one of those delivery trucks that drop off cars at their destination. at first...i was a little perturbed. on one side of the street was this trailer filled with a BMW, a Porsche, a Mercedes, an Audi and some monstrosity that would've passed the cash for clunkers program. on the other side of the street was one of the biggest moving vans i have ever seen in my entire life...had to have been a half block long. so there i was...stuck between these trucks with nowhere to go. then it dawned on me...MY BIRTHDAY IS IN 6 DAYS!! OMG...someone is surprising me with a new car!! i've only had my car for 8 years with 110,000 miles on it, a mommy car that i outgrew 6 years ago, with juice box stains and crumbs embedded between the seats...why wouldn't i need a new car? so i parked my horse and buggy down the street and got out to look for the driver of the truck, who was nowhere to be seen. so i thought to myself...i'll just walk up the ramp to the cars and check them out...let's see if i can figure out which one is mine. anyone who knows me knows i have always wanted a convertible audi tt...and there it was...absolutely beautiful. white with black interior, 5 speed, black convertible top...PERFECTION in a nutshell. the door was unlocked. i looked around and no one was within viewing range. i got in the drivers side and sat down. ahhhhhh....this fits me perfectly. i'm checking out the dashboard, beautiful sound system, gps...and again...anyone who knows me knows i can get lost in my own bathroom, so a gps is an absolute necessity...and then all of a sudden, i felt a little jerk. i looked out the driver window and in slow motion the houses were moving...and the slow motion is now turning into a quicker pace...the driver is leaving the premises. panic set in...i had no idea what to do. i started honking but the engine noise was so loud, the driver couldn't hear me. i pulled out my cell, called my friend and told her i'm on a trip to hell...she needs to come stop this driver from leaving the neighborhood. good thing is she lives just down the street...so she flagged him down...he stopped the truck...i snuck out of the car and ran as fast as i could. they had a quickie in the back of the BMW and i'm still driving my mini bus.