Tuesday, June 10, 2008

VEHICULAR HICCUP

You’re a drug rep.

It’s the dead-hour (lunchtime) and you don’t have any lunch appointments scheduled. You head to Target to kill time and spend some walkin’ around money. You thoroughly enjoy yourself, wandering up and down the aisles, picking up things you don’t actually need. (Because that’s what Target is for.)

In the check-out line, you grab a Diet 7UP. That first sip tingles down to your toes. So that’s what the word “refreshment” means, you muse.

Unnecessary purchases in that blessed white plastic bag with red spots on it, you head out to the parking lot.

As a drug rep, you're familiar with the more common fleet cars: Mercury Mariners, Jeep Liberties, Ford Taruses, Mercury Sables, and the one you have, the ever-so-attractive Chevy Impala. (At least it’s better than the Taurcedes.) They're daily staples in the doctors' parking lots you frequent.

Walking towards your vehicle, you pass a Chevy Impala the same color as yours. Boxes are piled high in the back seat. Hmmm, you think, Must be another rep, one with my same car. I’m bet they appreciate the dirt-hiding color like I do.

You continue walking to your car.

And walking.

And walking.

The walking becomes wandering. The wandering becomes searching. Where is your car? Where did you park? Oh, this is not good. (It does not occur to you to use your key remote to induce the car into making noise, indicating its position.) In your wanderings you pass the other drug rep’s car, jealous that they actually have a car. Then you read the license plate.

It’s your car.

6 comments:

Buffy Bandley said...

Hmmm... sounds like something Cheryl would do. I'm a little worried.

Sue and Mickey said...

You may be a Romo, but your genes speak Peterson. I should know!

Andrea said...

Okay, I love the Target "wander" as well. I could live in that place! As for losing your car...I can't count the number of times I've done that...good to know that you aren't as perfect as I once thought!

Tiffany and Mike said...

Ha ha, I have totally done that!! I found you on your mama's blog...now I can be in the know with all you petersons! You can check out mine (cabbage) and Mikes blog at www.tiffandmike.blogspot.com!

Tiffany and Mike said...

Ha ha, I have totally done that!! I found you on your mama's blog...now I can be in the know with all you petersons! You can check out mine (cabbage) and Mikes blog at www.tiffandmike.blogspot.com!

Lynley said...

You are too funny!