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Overslept by Amy Swanson 11/2008 A little something to make you laugh ;) Alarm clock didn't ring this morning; Overslept - and now I'm late! (but I would have stayed in bed, had I known what lay in wait!) Weatherman said "sunny skies" I headed out the door; no sooner had I stepped outside, when it began to pour. Water dripping off my nose I got into my car, turned the key, to my dismay - I found it would not start. So I did the next best thing, and called the cab in our small town He said that he was covered up; eventually, though, he'd be on down. While I waited by the curb I counted up my cash... when suddenly, I heard a noise - a terribly loud crash! The taxi driver was just fine ... but his cab fared not so well... The front of it was caved and crashed and he began to yell... and yell. Thinking I could take the bus (in my haste I broke a heel) Bus just left as I arrived *sigh* today requires nerves of STEEL! Getting later by the minute shift at work about to start; thinking fast, my eyes beheld an old abandoned shopping cart! Oh what luck, oh happy day! I hopped on it with glee, and shucking off the other shoe I rode it down the street. I was doing pretty well... until I saw some lights of blue. The officer walked up to me and said, "I'll have to ticket you." "Please, kind sir, just let me tell you what all I've been through today," as I related my sad story... he shrugged, and fined me anyway. Stranded now, without my cart, and wondering what to do... idea! I saw a skateboarder whom I quickly hobbled to, my hair was falling in my face and makeup smeared my eyes... "I'll pay you 20 bucks," I said, "if you'll lend me your ride!" He thought it over, gave a shrug, and happily took my money. Overjoyed, away I went, who cares if I looked funny? Breathlessly, I finally rolled into the parking lot I tucked the board under my arm... by now I was distraught for my boss came out to meet me and his face had turned quite red. I tried promptly to explain he only stood, shaking his head, and pointed at the company clock that sat above the office door I turned and looked - to my appal, I saw that it was half-past four. Long story short, I came back home and nevermore will be returning. My ex-boss had made it clear, a new job I would now be learning. So here I sit, with pen in hand, and classifieds upon the table; next time a day begins like that, I'll just stay home and watch my cable! :P

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Date: 12/2/2008 8:45:00 AM
This is just what I needed this morning. What a fine laugh you gave me. BG
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Date: 12/2/2008 8:36:00 AM
!uite a funny tell. What could go wrong, did!
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Date: 12/2/2008 8:34:00 AM
Lol. I love the shopping cart bit. Very funny write. Next time a get a good book with some classical music and under the sheets you go..Loved this. Chris.
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