Monday, July 25, 2005

Today Was Great

So, C-Los and I had another day of fun in AZ, but non-work related. Our flight left for home later in the evening, so we decided to take advantage of the hot weather by visiting a water park.

The water park had this huge wave pool. We headed straight towards it. When we got in, we decided to try to head to the very back so that we could ride a wave to the front. We got about halfway back when a wave formed. We were like deer in headlights. We just stood there with surprised looks on our faces as this huge line of kids on rafts rushed towards us. I ended up getting slammed in the arm by one kid, and was ready to get out. C-Los, being braver, just busted up laughing. We then successfully made it to the back.

After a while, we decided to get rafts of our own. Our first ride on our rafts was very eventful. C-Los ended up flying over one kid, and my head ended up getting squished by another kid. Once again, I was ready to go.

Then, on our last ride on a wave, I ended up landing on some guy's back, and basically riding all the way in like that.

Fast forward to the rental car return. We turned the car in to where we were supposed to return it, but there was a car right in front of us that was stopped. The car's front and back tires had already gone over the spikes that they lay down to keep the entrance one way. The next thing that we see is the reverse lights turn on on said car. C-Los and I are both yelling (with the windows up) NO! We were also gesturing furiously in hopes of keeping this car from backing up.

It doesn't work. The car backs the rear tires into the spikes, and then the car stops. The driver gets out (now known as stupid lady, or SL for short) and comes back to us to let us know that this is not the place to return cars because of a Do Not Enter sign that she saw. SL says we need to use the other entrance. I inform her that she has run over the spikes, and her reaction was "oh no" (notice the non-emphasis) and she walks away. We sit there and wait, wondering what we should do. The other entrance she was speaking of was a gate that was closed. Finally, SL gets back into the car and drives it forward.

C-Los and I drive forward after her, and we see SL's Do Not Enter sign. It was on the right hand side. Somehow SL missed the signs that said Rental Car Return which was right in front of her, with a helpful arrow pointing down and towards the left. She also missed the Do Not Reverse, Severe Tire Damage sign before she ran over the spikes.

C-Los was hoping that SL would ride on a different shuttle, but we had no such luck. When we finally got on our plane, I said that I hoped she wasn't on it, because it probably meant that the plane would crash and we would all die.

We enjoyed several laughs over this. Also, just so you know, the tires that were spiked didn't seem to suffer any damage. She was one lucky SL.

How dumb could you be?

1 Comments:

Blogger Don Quixote said...

I would have LOVED to have been there with on on this one. Your reaction to the lady would probably be better than actually watching her blow her tires.

3:53 PM  

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b.o.b.:b.o.b. presents the adventures of bobby ray
Containing this year's summer song: nothin' but you.

gorillaz:plastic beach
It's gorillaz. Need I say more?

Reading

Books of Booky Past: these are books that I have recently (or not so recently) read, and recommend.

the plain truth: jodi picoult
This book provided a wealth of information about the Amish community. It was wonderful.

the time traveler's wife: audrey niffenegger (sp?)
This book is like the movie Serendipity. Wow! the first time around, still pretty great for consequent readings.

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dragon haven: robin hobb
Yeah, it's fantasy. So is Edward Cullen.



Books of the Future: Oooooo!

undecided



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TELEVISION
glee!
Every guilty pleasure song brought back to you! (Plus dancing!)

so you think you can dance
Nah nah nah nah so you think you can dance dance dance dance. Put me on the hot tamale train!

the office
Ah Steve Carrell.

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10 things i hate about you
I love this movie. Plus, what's not to like about Julia Stiles?

clueless
Classic.

mean girls
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drop dead gorgeous
This movie is absolutely hysterical.