Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Okay, so this happened today

I was running errands, making plans, plotting evil, and stopped for lunch at Braum's. If you don't have a Braum's where you are, I'm so sorry. My go-to meal is the #2 Bacon Double Cheeseburger, fries and Coke. I love Braum's, very interesting people watching opportunities and the food is to die for. So finishing up, I decided to purchase a couple of packages of mega muffins (blueberry and carrot raisin) and got in line behind this quite elderly gentleman who was juggling several bags of groceries and a ginormous ice cream waffle cone. I left my muffins on the counter and ran to open the door for him, and then went back to check out. Full and sleepy, juggling muffins and fumbling for my keys, I strolled out to my little 1995 Buick Grand LeSabre with 134K miles purchased for $900. I love a good used car. But anyway, I got to my car and stopped cold. The elderly man was sitting in the passenger seat, eating his ice cream and staring out the window. I was gobsmacked, bumfuddled. Did I inadvertently pick up an old dude? So I just stood there, not sure what to do. An even older man with an equally large waffle cone came over to stand next to me, both of us looking at my car.

"Is that my car?"
"No sir."
"Is that your car?"
"Yes sir."
He sighed, walked over to the the passenger door and opened it.
"Dammit, Sam, get out of the young lady's car."

Sam got out, looked at the car, looked at me, saluted with what was left with his cone and ambled off to a much newer BLUE (not gold) Cadillac (not Buick) and got in the shotgun seat; with his buddy taking the wheel, they exited through the entrance and turned left across 3 lanes of traffic. Godspeed, gentlemen, and thanks for making my Wednesday more interesting.

16 comments:

North Texan said...

Braums is awesome. Hot fudge sundae, Black Forest sundae and a chocolate banna malt are my treats of choice.

They do have good hamburgers too.

Dave In Indiana said...

HEH! I wonder if I know Sam. Back in my illegal radio days in the early '80's I "knew" a truck driver that went by the handle "Dammit Sam"....dammit Sam, you're late again.....

McDave said...

See? Gettin' old can be fun!
I liked everything about that story.

J Bogan said...

I came out of a parts store once and found a woman sitting in my beater Chevy pick up. She actually argued with me about whose truck it was... WTF lady, get the hell outta my truck...This was in the "Twinbrook" neighborhood in Rockville. We referred to the base population as "Twinbreds" She was one...

Bobo the Hobo said...

Awesome afternoon, Angel!

Critter said...

That was the best thing i've heard all day. :)

TinCan Assassin said...

Remind me to take you to Culver's one day...

Anonymous said...

Around here, anyone over 65 is issued a Buick that only goes 20 mph with the left turn signal is stuck in the "on" position.

wirecutter said...

Didn't you mean to say #2 Double Bacon Cheeseburger?
"One ground beef pattie with a quarter pound of bacon please - hold the green shit and if you put mayonnaise on it, I'll shoot you fucking dead."

wirecutter said...

So it's true, you do buy your cars pre-dented.

rickn8or said...

Oh, cut him some slack; you're probably the only woman that has smiled at him in weeks, let alone opened the door for him.

Robert Fowler said...

I miss Braums.

riverrider said...

i would have liked to seen you juggling your muffins ;)

hiswiserangel said...

wirecutter, one more smart ass remark about my driving and you're banned. Go ahead, say it.

wirecutter said...

Check my blog tomorrow.

Ian Restil said...

"wirecutter, one more smart ass remark about my driving and you're banned. Go ahead, say it."

Wavin' the red in front of a bull.

It's what you do.

;-)