Saturday, October 4, 2008

Run Forrest Run!

As I get older I am learning to laugh at things I do that in the past would embarrass me. Well the other day one of those "laughable" times happened.

I was leaving for work one day last week, got down the road and around the corner when I noticed a garbage container sitting by the road. Suddenly I realized "oh no, it's garbage day, I forgot to put out the trash! Quickly I pulled in to a drive way and turned around. As I pulled up to the garage I turned the truck off but left the lights on so I could see what I was doing, (it was still dark out). I got out, grabbed the trash can and turned around to pull it to the road. As I started walking I noticed to my horror that my truck was going to beat me to the road! The truck is a stick shift and I absentmindedly left it in neutral! I was so glad it was early and dark out because the sight of me franticly running down the driveway trying to catch my runaway truck had to be quite a sight. I had visions of my little bomber in the neighbors yard or bent around a tree but luckily I stopped it before any of those things happened.

So I hope you get a good chuckle out of this, and from now on I think I'll have Heather be responsible for trash day.


Jennifer said...

Just tell me you didn't get behind it and try to stop it. You see my mother did that one time in her work parking lot when she had accidentally left her vehicle in neutral. So there she was in a skirt and heels trying to stop a moving car. Needless to say she wasn't able to before it "touched" a jeep and she fell and put a big hole in her nylons. Luckily her vehicle barely bumped the jeep and it hit where the spare tire was mounted on the back. No damage done, except to my mother's leg that is. She was still able to laugh at herself.

Mari said...

I can about picture this. Glad you and the truck are uninjured!

Andrew Bruins said...

Wow, I really wish that someone was there to get that on video. That sure would have been a sight

Cherdecor said...

Robert, You are scaring me! Hahahaha!

Cheri said...

You and Mark remind me more and more of each other.
When he had his old blazer- he had it parked in the driveway. Later on that night I looked out Halle's window and saw it in the neighbors yard.
It hadn't gone all the way into park and took off on it's own.
Thank goodness they had a bush that caught it- but that could have been very very bad!

Terri said...

Where is a video camera when you need one?

Laura said...

Oh boy - I sure would have liked to have seen that!