Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Shared laughter creates a bond of friendships. When people laugh together, they cease to be young and old, teacher and pupils, worker and boss. They become a single group of human beings. ~W. Lee Grant

One night, a friend and I were coming out of Target when we noticed two guys trying to get into a car. They had locked themselves out of their car and being the good Samaritans that we are we offered to help. On an island of light in the vacant parking lot we plied a bent coat hanger to the task at hand, but our efforts were in vain.

Our hope dwindling, we heard a sound, "rup-pup-pup-bang", repeating and drawing closer. Out of the darkness appeared a battered woody station wagon, trailing smoke as if on fire. As vehicle stuttered to a halt, the first thing we noticed was all the refuge crammed high above the windows. Second, the immense man that separated himself from it.

His t-shirt covered most of him, and ash for the dead cigar in his mouth covered the rest. He strode to the locked car and announced his arrival with "Locked yerself out of your car." As he bent to inspect the situation, the inch of ash on the end of his cigar crushed against the window and mushroomed, but he did not notice.

Like a wise old doctor, he bumped his hip against the door while swiping the coat hanger and pronounce, "Sometimes you just gotta jigga (jiggle?) little." The door popped open. The man returned to his chariot and backfired all the way across the parking lot, leaving the four of us agape.

True story. One of the funniest things that ever happened to me.

So let's be human beings together. Laugh.

Tell me your funny story.


Alicia said...

Me on three shots of espresso at church. You can ask Amy, that is enough said...

jake (to the) holla said...

just picture me sitting in front of 3 drums (not a drum set... the kind you play with your hands... not sure how to spell it)... attempting to throw off the band of Bahamians behind me by playing incredibly off beat.. as they play their own rendition of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer... while other tourist flow past, amused/confused by the sight before their eyes

Brian Miller said...

Amazing Jake! Alicia...I can picture it!

Jingle said...

Fun writing,
Fun commenter,
what an entertaining combination here.
Sweet Memories,
Sweet Moments!

Your Friend and You Both Rock!

Margie said...

I laughed so hard!
Thanks for that as I needed a good laugh today!

Margie :)