Missing Car (and Unicycles) Story

Hi.

Here’s my missing car story.

Last night, my daughter and I went shopping. When we came out to the
parking lot, we got to the area where I had parked the car, but it wasn’t
there.

We both realized at the same moment that it was gone.

Have to admit that maybe once or twice in my life I could have sworn someone
took my car, only to find it sitting innocently one row over.

I started to realize I had to figure out a way to get us home and deal with
this. We both knew exactly where the car had been parked, so neither of us
was wondering if we had made a mistake.

Then we spotted it. Parked in an area not too far away.

The first thing we both did as we walked up to it was look in the back
window to see if our unicycles were still there! I don’t go anywhere
without them, and we had five of them in there at that point.

They were all there. My daughter checked twice. I unlocked the door and we
found her CD player, CDs, and my cell phone were still there.

My daughter was convinced that people were starting to spend time in mall
parking lots, breaking into cars, not taking anything, relocating the car,
and locking it up again. That didn’t seem likely to me.

However, having an 18-year-old son with keys to my car did seem like it may
have had something to do with this.

When we got home, he grinned at me.

The story isn’t finished yet…

Carol
Minnesota


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Carol,

Great story! I would never, ever play that type of practical joke on anyone…

Sounds like the next time your son wants to borrow the car, you should tell him that the keys have been mysteriously misplaced.

Bruce

Re: Missing Car (and Unicycles) Story

>From: yoopers <yoopers.3dlbn@timelimit.unicyclist.com>
>To: rsu@unicycling.org
>Subject: Re: Missing Car (and Unicycles) Story
>Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 16:08:21 -0500
>
>Carol,
>
>Great story! I would never, ever play that type of practical joke on
>anyone…
>
>Sounds like the next time your son wants to borrow the car, you should
>tell him that the keys have been mysteriously misplaced.
>
>Bruce

Yes, I think one interesting prank deserves another… (Thanks for the
suggestions so far. And I was glad to get some sent to my email address!
Keep 'em coming.)

I wonder if he will wake up one morning with very short hair?

I wonder if an older woman in a chicken costume will ride a unicycle across
the stage at his upcoming graduation?

Has he forgotten that we hired a very large Mutant Turtle to sing happy
birthday to him in front of a huge crowd when he was a kid?

He’s playing with fire here.

Carol
Minnesota


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Re: Missing Car (and Unicycles) Story

Sounds like a friend of mine who parked his car a few streets from where he lived (parking can be difficult in Edinburgh) but occasionally forgot where he put it. One morning he walked past where he thought he’d parked the car and it wasn’t there. He just assumed he must have parked it in in one of the nearby streets (they’re layed out on a grid system so its easy to get disoriented).

It took him a week before he realised that it had been stolen!

Have fun!

Graeme

Re: Missing Car (and Unicycles) Story

Carol McLean wrote:
> Yes, I think one interesting prank deserves another…

[snip]

> Has he forgotten that we hired a very large Mutant Turtle to sing happy
> birthday to him in front of a huge crowd when he was a kid?

Hmm, probably not. Sounds like he’s the one getting even with you.
:wink:

> Carol

Regards,
Mark.

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Re: Missing Car (and Unicycles) Story

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>> > Has he forgotten that we hired a very large Mutant Turtle to sing happy
> > birthday to him in front of a huge crowd when he was a kid?
>
>Hmm, probably not. Sounds like he’s the one getting even with you.
>;-)[/color]

Hi, Mark.

Well. I don’t know. That singing turtle wasn’t cheap. Plus, everybody
knew him after that. He was so popular! I say we did him a favor.

On the other hand, what if I had run back into the store to call the police?

“Officer, officer, someone stole my unicycles!”

“Really? Where did you last see them?”

“Locked in the back of my car.”

“Well, where’s your car?”

“I don’t know. It’s gone.”

“Are you saying someone stole your car, too?”

“Yes. . . . Do you want a description of the unicycles?”

By the end of the conversation, I’m sure I would have been the one who was
locked up.

(My son would have loved that.)

Carol
MN


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