Friday, November 09, 2007

Dog and teenage boy show

When Mark was in high school, he was a fairly responsible guy. A good student. A very loyal friend (as he remains to this day). He had a lot of fun, but wasn’t a huge partier.

That said, sometimes his judgment left a teeny bit to be desired.

For example, when he was 15 or 16 years old (prior to having his driver’s license) he bought himself a used car. He was a hard worker from an early age and always was a big saver. So I guess he found a reasonable car and went and bought it, but with no license, it sat in his parent’s driveway unregistered and uninsured taunting him – begging to be driven. (You can guess where this is going, right? Well you’re on the right track, but it gets better).

So one day after school he decides to take his car out for a spin. Except, instead of sitting in the driver side, he thought it would be oh-so-much-more amusing to sit in the passenger seat.


Well, so he plunk Charlie, his family’s big St. Bernardish mix dog, in the driver’s seat of course. (Duh!)

And so with the dog in the driver’s seat and Mark on the passenger side, off they went for a ride.

Now, one more tidbit you should know – the car was a standard transmission. So he had to sit with his legs swung way over the side to work the clutch, while also steering and shifting left-handed.

So there goes unlicensed Mark, down the road in his uninsured, unregistered vehicle with the dog in the front seat appearing to drive and who does he pass?

His mother.


Fortunately for him, she is a very good Catholic and much into forgiveness. Otherwise, he would have been in the dog house (heh, sorry, could not resist) for a veeerrrry long time.

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Blogger ryssee said...

LOL wayyy too funny. I get the part about wanting to drive, but the dog part? Way too strange. But, this is the man that dragged a fake club foot all over NYC and got chased by a "deaf" man who was more unfortunate than us. So, I suppose, I'll accept it for what it is.

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