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Old 02-01-2003, 06:53 PM   #1
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I took my son to see the Wild Thornberry'* movie this afternoon at the local super-mega-multiplex. Not relevent, but just letting you know. We walk out of the theater and can't find the car. I walk up and down two rows around where I parked. No car!

I start pressing the unlock button over and over hoping to hear the horn chirp. No sound, nothing. I even hit the panic button on the remote. Nothing. I walk up and down at least four lanes of cars, thinking, maybe I didn't park where I thought I did. No car. By this time my son (six) is getting excited and asking me if our car has been car-jacked. I have little sense of humor now and am telling him to be quiet.

As we are walking up to the theater to call the police, I over hear two women in the next aisle arguing about where their car should have been. I walk over to them and ask them if their car is missing, too. They say it is. I tell them my story and that we better get inside to report these stolen cars! For God'* sake, it sound like a theft ring has been casing out the parking lot!

My son is still jabbering on about car-jackers! I try to explain the difference between a car-jacking and a car theft, but he doesn't understand. I tell him to be quiet...again. The two women are in a panic, because they have a days' worth of shopping in the trunk of their missing car.

We go back into the theater. I find one of the workers, a young girl, probably eighteen at the most. I ask if there is a manager on duty that I can talk to. She asks if she may be able to help. I tell her that she probably can't, because we seem to have a rash of car thefts going on. She smiles politely and asks me which entrance I came in from. I tell her and she giggle a little and points over her shoulder.

It turns out I walked out of the wrong entrance. The layout of this friggen' theater is totally symetrical. Even the entrances look the same. The two women and I look at each other and start laughing (nervously, most embarrassed).

So we walk out of the CORRECT entrance of the theater. We are joking and laughing (like people do when they go through a horrifying near-death experience). We take out separate ways to go to our cars. Nothing like having so suffer embarrassment with a total stranger. Guess what...we are parked nose to nose about half-way down one of the aisles. We can laugh freely now, as no one else in around.

Well, it only the first of February and I feel I have done the stupidest thing I will do all year! (Hopefully)

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Holy ****, Jay. Don't do that again. You scard the **** out of me!

Get to the punchline quicker next time.
My ticker can't take that kind of stress.
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Holy ****, Jay. Don't do that again. You scard the **** out of me!

Get to the punchline quicker next time.
My ticker can't take that kind of stress.
If I got to the punch line quicker, it wouldn't have been as dramatic!

I was trying to let you know what was going through my head for the fifteen minute time-span of panic.
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Don't feel too bad. I'm sure that happens to a lot of people at that theatre.
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That reminds me of a story. A dozen or so years ago, I lived on the south side of Chicago, along Longwood drive. It'* known for many mansions on the hill that the street runs alongside of. Anyhow, one morning, I come out, and my car is gone. I freak, roam around, and can't find it. I'm thinking, I am close enough to a seedy neighborhood, its probably gone forever.

Then I call the cops to make a report, and they tell me, there was some kind of procession, not a parade, but some other such thing, and the city relocated all the parked cars. It was around the corner. If I'd gone out the apartment'* back door, I probably would have tripped over it.
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I've had my car repo'd before for 3 days because of a bank error. When I went to go to work that morning and found my car missing I was in a panic. I know what you were going thru for that5 15 minutes. Glad yours had a happy ending.
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how about running up to the local 7-11and leaving your car running right in front of the door because my two dogs, a bouvier female and a male bouvier pup are in it. nobody going to mess with my car with those big dogs in it! this was 12 years ago and it was total pos car too. standing in line thinking.......i thought for sure i parked in front of those doors !! car and dogs gone !! made police report and got a ride home. had to bust ignition on my other car( only set of keys in other car !). cruisin aroud hopin dogs were roaming around, the hell with the car. hour and a half later i spot the car !! pull up next to it.........dogs look to be enjoying the frickin ride !! guy is oblivious to my presence . but not for long !!!!!!cut him off and after he rear ends me he pulls on side street. he did not look too well seeing me comin with that half a broomstick in my hand !!! a cop pulled someone over on that street just as i was pulling the guy out of car . damn !!! he said he was returning the car he just needed a ride. he got busted for "unlawful joyriding".
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J .. which theater was it .. Maumee? or in Spring Meadows?
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LMAO !!! Don't do that to us you ***** !!! ha ha ha... be greatful that Bonnevilles ain't toilet cars ( Toilet Cars.. much like Toilet themselves.. everyone has one ) like Civics ( No Dicks )/Neons(pee-on) /Sunflower ( Sunfire )/Grand Am-Prix ( Grand ma Grand ***** ).
I remember having the rental Sunflower in silver not too long ago for a couple of weeks, and everytime I go into the mall parking lot to get my car.. I see 20 of them lined up all over around the vicinity where I parked !! and the damm remote only works 4 feet from the car so try walkin around the freezing cold and snow with crap load of presents lookin up and down at all the Sunflowers ( people probably thought I was casing them out.. ha ha ha ) for the right one... lol... good to hear you're car is ok at least
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LMAO !!! Don't do that to us you ***** !!! ha ha ha... be greatful that Bonnevilles ain't toilet cars ( Toilet Cars.. much like Toilet themselves.. everyone has one ) like Civics ( No Dicks )/Neons(pee-on) /Sunflower ( Sunfire )/Grand Am-Prix ( Grand ma Grand ***** ).
I remember having the rental Sunflower in silver not too long ago for a couple of weeks, and everytime I go into the mall parking lot to get my car.. I see 20 of them lined up all over around the vicinity where I parked !! and the damm remote only works 4 feet from the car so try walkin around the freezing cold and snow with crap load of presents lookin up and down at all the Sunflowers ( people probably thought I was casing them out.. ha ha ha ) for the right one... lol... good to hear you're car is ok at least
hehe ya...that was pretty bad...haha you always make me smile
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