Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Four-Act Play

Act I: Frenzied Husband

6: 40 p.m. Husband hurries out to car to drive into town to work out at the gym. Time is at a premium because we have a meeting at 8 p.m. Starts car.
6:41 p.m. Husband remembers he forgot to grab rented video to return to video store and gets out of running car, closes door and hollers to wife, "I forgot to get the video."
6:42 p.m. Wife comes out of house with video in hand and delivers it to hubby.
6:43 p.m. Husband goes back to get into the car, but the door is locked! (The car has a device which automatically locks doors if car is running--which it was.)

Act II: Stupified Husband

6:44 p.m. Both husband and wife stand unbelieving by running, locked car. They wish this were just a dream.
6:46 p.m. Husband decides there is nothing he can do to remedy the situation and decides to call the car insurance man.
6:47 p.m. Car insurance is activated and help is promised to arrive in 40 minutes!!

INTERMISSION

Act III: Demystified Husband

7:30 p.m. Motorcycle arrives from Porto Alegre--some 35 quilometers away-- carrying locksmith. A neat device is employed to force an opening in the door to then pump up the device. (My understanding is deficient at this point.)
7:35 p.m. Door is unlocked and car is still running.

Act IV: Intelligent Husband

He will never do this again!!
P.S. All times are estimated.

2 comments:

Dugans said...

oh goodness. That is too bad. Wish I could have been a bird in a tree to watch.

The 4 Poppies said...

This is hilarious Mom, I didn´t realize you had put this in your blog!