Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tempting Fate

Facts you need to know before reading this.


1. Jimmy had a convertible. He’d hop in – well, maybe not ‘hop’ and shout out 
    "Oh, I love the wind in my hair!"  After 2 miles on the highway my hair   would be a rat’s nest. Guess how often we took the convertible?


3. We both loved to gamble in casinos and  9 out of 10 times I lost. He called me his anchor, but not in a good way.


4. Jimmy hated Steve Wynn and would have refused to step into his latest casino, Encore.


5. Bob is a web designer who I was going to Vegas to meet for business. There you have it...



I didn’t mean to rent a convertible. As I scrolled along the Hertz website there it was – a baby blue Volvo convertible with a beige interior. Isn’t this what I needed, a classy, yet not too obnoxious a car to pull up to the Encore?

Before I could say "Maybe I shouldn't" my finger clicked on to print out my confimation number.  I called my buddy, Connie.

"I did something" I said.

"What did you do now?"  She sounded like she was scolding a puppy.

"I rented a car for Vegas so I could drive to Bob's.  He's 40 minutes off the strip."

"Good. Very grown-up. So?"

"It's a convertible.  I rented a convertible."

Laughter was all I heard.

Finally, Connie composed herself and said,

"Oooooh. Forget about your life-long losing streak. A slot machine will probably fall on you!"

Connie may be right. Perhaps, staying at Encore was tempting fate enough.

"I can just hear the news report now" I said. "In a freak accident today a slot machine tipped over and pinned a 60 year old widow. 

As the casino workers pulled the machine off the unhurt, but dazed grandmother from Merrick, New York, she was heard to say, "Okay, Jimmy. That wasn't funny."

7 comments:

Catherine (Widow Chick) said...

This is HILARIOUS. Totally something I would think about. And I'm with you on the convertable. Nothing says "fun" like trying to get a brush through one, huge, painful knot!!!

me said...

Yes, it is funny! Try the positive attitude. Winning at Encore would be great! How's the hair? BB,LY,me

CP said...

I need more information. Did you actually enjoy driving the convertible or did you keep the top up and put the AC on?

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Anonymous said...

I am just so grateful that you are not aimlessly lost driving all over the desert in a convertible.

sharon said...

I hope it has GPS becasue being lost in the desert with bad hair would probably be bad.

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