March 3, 2005

An Indication

I stuck my key in my car trunk lock and turned. It would not budge. I turned again--harder this time. Still nothing. Again, I turned. "It's the ice or a bag obstructing my entry," I thought, turning the key once again. Finally I lifted my head and peered in the windows of my car, thinking that maybe I could crawl in through the fold-down to get in the back.

I was looking at a book with Seton Hill Griffins on the cover. Um, must be something I got from a table in front of the dining hall. Hm....

Then I saw it: the door for gas pumping was practically ripped off. After fiddling with the floppy door, I realized I would keep it as secret as I could from my dad. I mean I have had issues with hitting things. But I don't think it was me...Then I got angry. How could anyone just do a hit-and-run gas door rip-off?

I looked in again, thinking that I should go to the other side and open the door--electric locks. Looking in, something odd struck me--I didn't think that is the color of my upholstery, was it? (The sun was shining in my eyes, so I couldn't get a good look). Then I looked in again.

That was the moment I realized I was trying to open up someone else's car.

It took me approximately fifteen minutes of looking at "my" vehicle to realize that it was indeed not mine. I am a commuter--I should know my car.

Indication no. 1 that spring break has come not a moment too soon.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at March 3, 2005 6:58 PM | TrackBack

"What? Oh officer! This isn't my car! I'm so silly!... no officer, I wasn't trying to steal it. It was all a big misunderstanding!"

I've heard it all before. Especially with my new Private Eye training that I've picked up from Magazine Writing. I'm watching you, missy.

Posted by: Mike at March 3, 2005 8:08 PM

You're just lucky it didn't have an alarm. :P

Posted by: ChrisU at March 3, 2005 11:05 PM


Thanks Amanda for such a great laugh! I hope you have fun next week.

Posted by: Tiffany at March 4, 2005 10:26 AM

Happy spring break everyone!

Posted by: Amanda at March 4, 2005 12:24 PM

Holy crap, Amanda. I mean... that's pretty bad! You see your car more than your house, and you can't get your own car?! Woah.

Can't wait for Connecticut! *woot!* :-D

Posted by: Karissa at March 4, 2005 11:51 PM

Better than *woot*--Amburgers and WOOTbeer.

Posted by: Amanda at March 5, 2005 10:09 AM

Oh, you know it!

Posted by: Karissa at March 5, 2005 11:10 PM
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