Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Stranger in The Garage. Can We Still Call Him That?

My husband works at a full-service car garage, The Garage to be specific. And their waiting room/lobby is not that big, about 25' x 30' (rough estimate). Anyway, that's not really the point.

The point is, Bob was telling me this story the other night, because, well because we have lots of deep, intellecutual, and well, world-changing conversations. So, he's telling me this guy came in "off the street", meaning he didn't have an appointment and it turns out, wasn't a customer, er, paying customer.

So the guy, comes in off the street and proceeds to the bathroom. He spent a good amount of time in there. Bob says 10-15 minutes, but he tends to exaggerate by 1, always, so let's say 9-14 minutes. No one can know for sure what was going on in there...we have our "intellectual hypothesis" but whatever it was, we do know he did some cleaning. Cleaning with Clorox.

Whether he created a stench no air freshener could contain, or he couldn't find any, we'll never know. We do know that he found a large bottle of Clorox and proceed to freshen the air chemical-style.

Let me interject here and say that I think it is completely appropriate to go into the following places, not buy anything and use their restroom:
Any gas station
Any fast food restaurant
Waffle House
Although, I would exercise a good amount of discernment in a decision like that one. Don't be like this...on many levels.

All in all, I guess it was considerate of him to cover up/clean up whatever he was covering/cleaning up. I guess it wasn't considerate of him to walk into a random place of business to do his own and not say a word to anyone.

8 comments:

Camille said...

I guess it speaks highly of what I encounter on a daily basis...but I assume drugs and/or cleaning up some kind of violent crime.

Yay, positive thinking!

Courtney said...

desperate times call for desperate measures! ha! i don't know whether to feel sorry for that guy or be completely grossed out.

Rachel Garcia said...

I laughed out loud on this one. i just love the way you tell the story.. oh and the picture of britt britt.

Rachel Callahan said...

wow. that is great. I love socially confusing and awkward moments like that.
Maybe he owed some community service, and he figured he would spend a few hours going around and cleaning random business' bathrooms? A pay it forward type thing. . .

Chris Callahan said...

Hmmm... Maybe he was shaving his head and dodging the paparazzi... Or avoiding a child custody hearing... In any case there is an Arbys in Tuscaloosa that I occaisionally buy a drink at out of guilt...

Carol Van Rooy said...

I had recently posted about a product called one drop. If you use the search bar you ought to find the post.

You often have to wonder whats really going on behind closed doors that anyone would walk off the street and speed that kind of time in there and then deguise it.

lil ole' me..... said...

Oh gross!
I mean, if you've gotta go, you've gotta go, but at least ask about any current specials or something! :)

Erica said...

Oh Greta. This cracks me up.