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    Locked keys in van-Happy ending!

    Last night I went to an al-anon meeting. (Yeah, I'm not too anonymous. No, my husband is not an alcoholic. I come from a long line of them and have wounds to heal. Or at least cope with. ANYWAY.)

    There was a HUGE AA meeting in the other room. I see them on Tuesdays. They're socializing, flirting, doing whatever it is they do after their meetings. I'm trying to get home to cook supper, so I flash an occasional smile, mostly keep my head down and try not to run over feet as I edge through the crowd, towards the door.

    And I get to the van to find I've locked my keys in. My dog was in the van, so the windows are cracked. I go back into the crowded building, look for the first person that looks AT me instead of OVER me. Score. Got him, standing w/ a group of peeps. I roll over "Hey, do any of you know how to break into a van?"

    No questions asked. "Yep. Come on."

    Head back towards the door. He says "So what's your deal? You just ask the first Mexican you see?"

    Sputter. Choke.

    "Yeah, yeah, pick on the brown guy. Where's the car?"

    "Right here"

    "Be right back."

    He came back with a tool of a sort I'd never seen before. Seemed to be specific to the purpose. And he was in that van in 2 seconds.

    Me, laughing..."I honestly didn't register that you were Hispanic, but I reckon I picked the right Mexican for the job. Thank you SO MUCH."

    I get in the van. Where is that g-d key?

    "I can hotwire it if you want."

    Found it. Hold it up to show him. "You are a man of many talents."

    "I used to steal."

    I got the feeling he was good at it too.

    Mr. Mexican Man, I'm sure I'll see you again. Meanwhile, be well, be sober, be happy. And a bit of advice...leave your career as a criminal in the same shitpile as your life as a drunk. There's a better life ahead, buddy. You got a good start last night, helping out the worried, isolated wheelchair user that was stranded alone in a crowded room.

    I hope his Higher Power is good to him, I really do. Hadn't laughed so hard in ages as I did at the Mexican comment. I've been giggling ever since, too.

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    "I assume you all have guns and crack....."

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    Quote Originally Posted by betheny
    Last night I went to an al-anon meeting. (Yeah, I'm not too anonymous. No, my husband is not an alcoholic. I come from a long line of them and have wounds to heal. Or at least cope with. ANYWAY.)

    There was a HUGE AA meeting in the other room. I see them on Tuesdays. They're socializing, flirting, doing whatever it is they do after their meetings. I'm trying to get home to cook supper, so I flash an occasional smile, mostly keep my head down and try not to run over feet as I edge through the crowd, towards the door.

    And I get to the van to find I've locked my keys in. My dog was in the van, so the windows are cracked. I go back into the crowded building, look for the first person that looks AT me instead of OVER me. Score. Got him, standing w/ a group of peeps. I roll over "Hey, do any of you know how to break into a van?"

    No questions asked. "Yep. Come on."

    Head back towards the door. He says "So what's your deal? You just ask the first Mexican you see?"

    Sputter. Choke.

    "Yeah, yeah, pick on the brown guy. Where's the car?"

    "Right here"

    "Be right back."

    He came back with a tool of a sort I'd never seen before. Seemed to be specific to the purpose. And he was in that van in 2 seconds.

    Me, laughing..."I honestly didn't register that you were Hispanic, but I reckon I picked the right Mexican for the job. Thank you SO MUCH."

    I get in the van. Where is that g-d key?

    "I can hotwire it if you want."

    Found it. Hold it up to show him. "You are a man of many talents."

    "I used to steal."

    I got the feeling he was good at it too.

    Mr. Mexican Man, I'm sure I'll see you again. Meanwhile, be well, be sober, be happy. And a bit of advice...leave your career as a criminal in the same shitpile as your life as a drunk. There's a better life ahead, buddy. You got a good start last night, helping out the worried, isolated wheelchair user that was stranded alone in a crowded room.

    I hope his Higher Power is good to him, I really do. Hadn't laughed so hard in ages as I did at the Mexican comment. I've been giggling ever since, too.
    Wonderful story Betheny! Keep this guy handy, "we" all may need to retrain if the job market tanks into Depression!

    No ... not as a a "handyman" .... and no, not because he is Mexican but because he has talents!

    William

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    Funny story Betheny! You sure do know how to find them.......and you know how to tell them too.

    Thanks for the chuckle.

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    Fate.....

    I have locked my keys in my car so many times...I am a total airhead when it come to that. I have even locked them in, with the car runnning 3 times.....



    this year

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    Cool pick up line, but you might want to keep a spare key on your chair...in case there isn't anyone to hit on.
    Stupidity ain't illegal, but it sure is inconvenient.


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    Quote Originally Posted by betheny
    Me, laughing..."I honestly didn't register that you were Hispanic, but I reckon I picked the right Mexican for the job. Thank you SO MUCH."
    Why is this so easy to picture, what were your eye lashes doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelley
    Funny story Betheny! You sure do know how to find them.......and you know how to tell them too.

    Thanks for the chuckle.
    Indeed.
    I'm still chuckling over that woman who saw the jail release form in Betheny's car. I had to tell my bf that one (he doesn't read CC, but some gems I just have to share with him).

    Wait Betheny...was there any chance this guy could have seen that letter? Actually, something tells me he wouldn't have advised you to stay out of trouble even if he did see it, roflmao.

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