Saturday, September 3, 2016

Big Red and Me

So... I’m driving along on my favorite thoroughfare a little while ago, enjoying a beautiful 68° sunny afternoon – listening to Harold Smith – Uh... Aerosmith on the radio when suddenly, a check in the rear view tells me there’s a big red car on my bumper! The speed limit is 45 on this part of the little country road. I'm  going at least 55, but that's not enough for “Big Red.”

Good Grief! All I wanted to do was drive along listening to music and enjoy a beautiful day. I don’t get out that often. In fact, I get out so seldom that I sometimes forget things that should be second nature to me. When I left the beauty salon, I embarrassed myself by clicking the wrong button to unlock my car door. To my surprise, “Pop” went the trunk!

I felt my face redden as there was a service man getting out of his truck nearby and I knew he’d be thinking – “Ditzy woman!”, but I didn’t give him the chance. I turned on that old, “I meant to do that” attitude as I rummaged around in my trunk for a couple of minutes. The only thing I could find to make the ruse look legimate was a plastic bag so I grabbed it, shook it hard, making sure the man not only saw it, but also heard it, then I closed the trunk, unlocked my car door with the right button, got in and drove off smiling. J

But, I digress.

Big Red follows me all the way home. I slow down and speed up. Doesn’t matter. He stays right with me until we get to the intersection in my hometown. I go straight and he turns right. I think about turning around and doing the same thing to him – following him as closely as possible for as long as possible, but the thought doesn’t last long. I'm almost home and it's still a lovely day.

And like Harold Smith, I don’t want to miss a thing!


14 comments:

Janet said...

Hahaha... this is so funny Peggy! Don't you hate it when someone stays on your bumper like that? Good post!

Linda said...

Love it! Funny and "real." Things like this happen all the time. Nothing made up here.

Maria said...

Excellent! Love it, Peg!

Ben J. Rourke said...

Big Red is a cool car, but it could look scary that close to you I reckon. Great post!
Enjoyed it.

Leona@gmail.com said...

This is sooo cute Peggy. I love the way you write. Keep it up.

Anita Earle said...

Love love love this! It's so cute! Thanks for the laugh Peggy.

Carolyn Lewis Horner said...

I love it alright, I still remember you sending me out to get the latest Harold Smith cd! Gotta love ya šŸ˜³šŸ’•šŸ’•šŸ’•šŸ’•šŸ’•

Peggy~ said...

Yeah, and that guy in the record store tried not to laugh...

Margie Stocking said...

Very nice!!

Marilyn Davis said...

HOT!

Dennis J said...

Great post, Peggy! I love the way you mix your tenses and make it work for you! Most people can't do that. Present tense in the first and last paragraphs and past in the middle two. VERY GOOD!

Toney Horton Miller said...

Too funny! I can see me doing the same thing haha!

Claire Swenson said...

At least it was your car you were getting into.....twice this year I've gotten into the WRONG car! No amount of rummaging can make anyone believe I meant to do that. lol

Peggy~ said...

Funny, Claire!