Sunday, February 20, 2011

Monster Trucks and 911

My new job has a slightly strange schedule. I work weekends but have Wednesday and Thursday off. For me, this is perfect. The art museums around here have specials on certain Thursdays. Anyways, I was sitting peacefully at my desk doing some paperwork when I heard a loud boom.  I got up, went to the window and saw a giant spray painted pick-up truck with monster style wheels crash into the gate instead of waiting 10 seconds for it to sense the vehicle and open. Thinking they would drive off, I pulled out my phone to snap a picture of the license plate.  Instead, the guy driving, threw open the door, vaulted the fence, sprinted away, climbed another fence and ran off.  Leaving me with a gigantic truck blocking the gate.  

Phone call to my manager:
Me: ~Blurt out story in high speed~ What do I do????
Manager: Call 911, the emergency maintenance guy, and then a tow truck. 
Me: Okay, thanks! Sorry to bother you on the weekend! Bye!

The police showed up 5 minutes later and luckily for me, it was a stolen vehicle from a different county so I didn't need to call a tow truck-- they took it away for me. Probably faster than a commercial tow company too. How this vehicle didn't get caught sooner is beyond me. It was very distinct looking and the thief was obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed. The gates were a complete loss. The maintenance guy tied them open so that people could get in and out until the gate company can come out and replace it. What a mess. 

Thankfully the rest of the afternoon was uneventful. I sent Salsa Boy out for vodka so I could have a cocktail after all of that. Of course, I forgot that I now live in the South where you can't get hard liquor on a Sunday. He managed to find me a place that had wine which is something. Chinese take out and red wine isn't a bad combo. 

Spaz Attack:
I managed to close a binder on my finger today. Incredibly painful for about 5 minutes but no lasting damage. 


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