Chinese Fire Drill

I know that isn't politically correct. But what is the politically correct term for what used to be called a chinese fire drill? You know, where everyone gets out of one car and runs around it until the light turns green and then everyone piles back in the car and the person closest to the driver's seat drives?

Well, at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, we had one in our driveway. Why 5:00 a.m. you ask? My sister-in-law, Debbi, was spending the night with her daughter, Linda, and Linda's two kids. The four of them were leaving Saturday morning to catch a plane to Portland. Only, the night before, amidst all the hustle and bustle, we all forgot to think about making sure Deb's car was the last one in the driveway. Au contrare, it was the first one in the driveway, so at 5:00 a.m. we all had to get up and move our vehicles.

As my life would have it, Jacob's mustang was the last car in the driveway, and when he tried to start it, the battery was dead. So this meant that the last car in the driveway was DEAD and blocking all the other cars in the driveway! Being the brilliant people we are, we decided to push the Mustang out into the street so the other cars could move. But, Jacob did not realize how hard you have to turn the wheel on a dead sportscar, once it has no power steering!

So at 5:00 a.m. we have 7 people in our driveway, three trying to push a dead mustang, 4 trying to frantically load into a car and get out! Add to that, Mike drove through the front yard to get his car turned around so he could jump the Mustang! Now we have the Mustang half in the street, Mike driving through the front yard to line up his car with the Mustang, and Deb trying to be calm but you know she is thinking WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!!

Finally, in a move that a Nascar driver would have been proud of, Deb backs her car halfway down the driveway, whips it around through the side yard and then leaves down the neighbor's driveway!

All that to say, I do not lead a dull life people.

1 comment:

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