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19 September 2003 @ 06:35 am
Anthony's bad night  
I went to church! Umm, 2 weeks ago, almost. It was nice. But this other story is fresh on my mind right now...

I was driving home from feeding Bart and Milhouse their cat food and stuff, stopped at Safeway for groceries, then drove around randomly. I decided to drive down Bascom towards Los Gatos, when I saw the Mini Gourmet. I remembered I was still dressed like a pirate because today (Friday) is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and decided that would be a great place to eat and talk like a pirate. Well, it was. I thought about the song "Wide Open Spaces" by the Dixie Chicks, and I suppose it fit with my random driving around.

I left and continued down a few more blocks in the direction of Los Gatos, thinking a 7-11 Slurpee would also be nice, when I saw a 7-11. I stopped in and got a Red Slurpee (cherry), when I heard the guy in front of me in line asking the cashier about something. Then he turned and asked me whether I thought gasoline would melt a 2-litre soda bottle. I said it would be fine, though I wasn't sure about fitting the nozzle in.

I paid for the Slurpee and started towards my car. The customer bought his Coke and asked me if I could help him. He wanted a ride to Hamilton Avenue to a gas station, and possibly back to the freeway.

I don't know exactly why, but I agreed to at least drive him to the gas station. His name is Anthony. He filled up the 2 litre bottle, gave me $6, called his girlfriend, and I drove him back to his car on 280. He shook my hand, and I drove off, thinking about how I hadn't felt a need to wait and make sure he got it started. He had nearly a gallon, and I figured he'd probably be fine, but I'd probably never have any further contact with him.

I drove home, set my slurpee down to collect some groceries, reached back towards the Slurpee, and picked up a cell phone that wasn't mine. I stared at it for less than a minute before it rang.

Some time tonight, Anthony will be calling me to find some place to meet to return his phone. Heehee.
Heinfub on September 19th, 2003 03:51 pm (UTC)
Some time tonight, Anthony will be calling me to find some place to meet to return his phone. Heehee.
Seems like everything went wrong for Anthony yesterday. Good for him he ran into you!
ashi: arrrr!ashi on September 19th, 2003 10:48 pm (UTC)
Aye, heehee. Reminds me, I should turn me phone on now that I'm up again. He or one of me mateys might try to call.
Heinfub on September 20th, 2003 08:47 am (UTC)
So now I'm curious how it all worked out... Keep us posted! ;)
Nikithespatula on September 20th, 2003 02:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, ashi, How did that happy reunion go? A man and his cell phone, together again.....
drewkittydrewkitty on September 21st, 2003 03:30 pm (UTC)
To think that my cell phones never leave my side . . . or my ear . . . :(