Friday, March 14, 2008

Dude, where's my rollover?

My car tried to hide from me yesterday. And it succeeded.

A little history first.

I drive a Ford Bronco 2 to work. The first time I drove it to work Mark(40 year old dude I work with) took one look... and called it a Rollover. It's been called the Rollover ever since. Who's ever heard of a Bronco 2 being called a Rollover? I haven't. Back to the story.

My work is at a little publishing/distribution company called Covenant Communications. I spend my time in the shipping department and either push carts around and put orders together(we call them tickets, new orders are called sneaks) or do returns(which is what I do most of the time). Its a good job. Most of the time. Sometimes it sucks.

But more history. The geography of the joint goes like so. Theres a warehouse to the east. Parking lot smack to it on the west. Containers(like big ugly semi trailers only fatter and no wheels, I'll take a picture one of these days) to the south of the parking lot, and theres about 10 to 14 of them. We store extra crap in them that won't fit in the warehouse.

So heres the story. Work is finished and we all walk out to the parking lot. My Rollover is GONE! Completely. No sight of it anywhere. I was stunned. Dying comes to mind in these type of situations, I'm not sure why. Anyways, for some dumb reason I assumed that my mother came and got it. I don't know why I thought that. Brett(coworker) said,

"Hey Renny(nickname) do you need a ride home?"

I said,


So we got in the car and started driving. We drove almost all the way out of the parking lot and towards home when Brett slapped his forehead in shock.

"I forgot to tell James(another coworker) something."

I kinda wonder what he forgot to say when we turn the corner back into the parking lot and dum dee dum!

Theres my car.

Behind some containers. Hiding. Where I could only see it from my new vantage point. Brett started laughing hard. So did I.

"You got punked! ha ha You got punked! hardy har har"

"You guys are buttholes(I was laughing too). So who did it"

"I did ha ha. I was walking out to the containers when I saw your keys left in your car and I was like hmmm. laugh laugh laugh"

I get out of the car.

"See ya monday"

"See ya"

It was pretty funny. I laughed. Maybe you should've been there to see it. It would have been funnier.


I'm gonna get you.


  1. I thought I'd be the first to comment on your blog. I don't really have anything to say though, other than what the hell are you doing leaving your keys in your car? That's just asking for it to be stolen!