Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Excuse Me, Your Goof is Showing

Maybe it is just my upbringing or genetics. I am not sure why, but I find LOTS of humor in goof-ups. Most of the time your goof-ups are funnier to me than mine. But regularly I find mine to be very funny also. Today I saw somebody else goof-up and then make the classic "I am so embarrassed-maybe nobody saw me" face. In fact, if she had reacted more calmly, I may not have noticed. The event occurred in Historic Downtown Wetumpka, on East Bridge street. In fact, it was only about 30 yards from the beautifully arched bridge over the Coosa River. For this story, let's call this middle-aged lady LaVerne. I have no idea what her real name is, but that seems to fit her and I would not bet against it for her actual name. When I passed by, LaVerne was already at her car attempting to open the driver's door with her key. I do not know how long she had been working on this task, but just as I passed she seemed to give up and throw her hands in the air. That caught my attention and I looked at her just as she made this face > - ; Well, maybe not exactly that face but is was a face that clearly said "This is soooo embarrassing!". She never said a word but in seconds her mistake was evident. She walked around the "Desert Sand" Caddilac Catera she was trying to open, unlocked the door to her "Desert Sand" Honda Accord and quickly drove off. To be fair, the cars were exactly the same color and were parked next to each other but.....how could LaVerne go through the process of choosing a Honda Accord and then mistake it for the Caddy that zigs? If this gets out, Caddilac will have a hard time selling Catera's. Who wants to spend that much money on a car to impress your friends if LaVerne can't even tell it from an Accord? Sitting next to each other! LaVerne is probably a very spiritual person and one "sort of brown" car is just the same as the next to her. I wish I had gotten there in time to hear her conversation with herself. "Why won't this blasted key turn?" "I wish I had never let Bert talk me into buying this....what kind of car is this?" Now she walks aroung to the back. "Catera....Cadillac!.....I don't have a Cadillac! Oh shoot, that's my car right there. I hope nobody saw me. Hey, there's Kenny Rodgers! I hope this is not his Cadillac!"

I love Wetumpka.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. I just laughed out loud for real. LOL, literally.

Was this lady your Aunt LaVerne?
;-)

Baron said...

LOL!! Kenny Rogers!!

Roxy Wishum said...

This was absolutely NOT my Aunt LaVerne. To my knowledge, she has never tried to steal a Catera. She did have a '57 Chevy when she was in her 20's that would really zig.

Jamey said...

That's really funny...glad you got to witness it!

lawanna said...

That is soooo NOT funny!!! You know certainly well that that could have been YOUR most beautiful wife--Yes, I mean ME!!!
1-4-3,
ME

Anonymous said...

jamin and i were in the walmart parking lot when he opened the door for me to a honda accord. and we were astonished that I had left my side unlocked, as i was sure i had locked it. then we looked down and realized there were things in the floorboard that were not ours. this wasnt our car.

Helen said...

Hey, at least she found her car, I've managed to "loose" mine a few times in a parking lot or two. It seems to sort of blend in or hide?!

Roxy Wishum said...

That is why it is funny; it has happened to all of us--with some variation. I did not mention that I walked around the Catera after LaVerne left and there was a full-size man's black wool overcoat on the front seat. You would think she would notice. Catera drive must not have had his alarm set or surely it would have activated.

Kenny Simpson said...

Nice. And anyone that can reference to Kenny Rogers is great.

Anonymous said...

Today I went to the mall during lunch. When I was leaving, I walked up to the Honda, put my key in the door, and it wouldn't turn. I was already in a hurry to get back to work, so of course I was flustered & already trying to figure out what I would do since my key wasn't working. Yeah. Apparently the silver Honda CR-V is a pretty popular car.

Paula A. said...

What a wonderful story. I wish I had been able to witness that with you. As for someone who works in the beautiful downtown Wetumpka area you get to see so many of these types of situations. It just keep me in stitches.

Roxy Wishum said...

Thanks Paula. Have a blast in Savannah. I will ride herd in Historic Downtown Wetumpka while you are slumming.

Lerra said...

P.S. 2 of those anonymous comments were from me (obviously not the one that starts with "Jamin & I were in the Wal-Mart parking lot..."). I don't know why they didn't show my name. Weird.

-Laura