Flat Tire Emergency

Here’s another little ditty from my Inbox:

The purpose of life is not always to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flat Tire Emergency

Flat Tire Emergency

Yesterday I had a flat tire on the interstate. So I eased my car over to the shoulder of the road, carefully get out of the car and open the trunk…

I took out 2 cardboard men, unfolded them and stood them at the rear of my car facing oncoming traffic. They look so life like you wouldn’t believe it!

They are in trench coats exposing their nude bodies to the approaching drivers.

To my surprise, cars start slowing down looking at my lifelike men, which made it safer for me to work at the side of the road. And of course, traffic starts backing up. Everybody is tooting their horns and waving like crazy.

It wasn’t long before a state trooper pulls up behind me. He gets out of his car and starts walking towards me…

I could tell he was not a happy camper!

“What’s going on here?” he asks…

“My car has a flat tire,” I said calmly…

“Well, what are those obscene cardboard men doing here by the road?”

I couldn’t believe that he didn’t know. So I told him,

“Helloooooo, those are my emergency flashers!”

I just can’t resist adding a touch of my own to this, by inserting a reflection of what road trips remind me of:

I want ice water.

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