Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The One That Got Away

My sister and her husband the ex-mayor have been shopping for a smaller camper. I'm not sure why they want to downsize, unless it's because their son is getting married, and their daughter is almost out of college. Perhaps they would like the ease of towing and parking a smaller tin can. Don't go hatin' on me. I have a 5th wheel parked in the front yard of my Mansion. Not that I'm braggin'. Camping is just not my idea of a relaxing getaway.

I regret that I don't have all the specifics of their little escapade. I heard about it second-hand from my mom. Sis and ExMay went to a sales lot in Dexter, Missouri. They must have some mighty fine or mighty cheap campers there, because why else would anyone voluntarily go to Dexter?

Sis found a camper she really liked. "Come in here. I can't figure out this table." She tried to sit down, and I suppose it was cramped quarters. Or maybe she was supposed to jiggle or flip some parts around to fit in. She finally crammed herself in, and ExMay attempted to join her across the table. Same thing. He wiggled and waggled, and shoehorned himself in.

Just then, they heard a POP. They looked into each other's eyes. They looked out the window. Scenery was rolling by like the background of a Scooby Doo chase scene. That little camper was rolling away with them. After much struggling, the likes of which I would love to have a video of to post on YouTube, they extricated themselves from that little table. Then all they had to do was stand up, walk to the door, and step down. Which was much easier said than done, what with that little trailer rolling faster and faster. Sis can't remember details. It was all a blur. But she has some really impressive bruises surrounding her knees and lower leg area.

The camper came to rest after colliding with something. They're pretty close-lipped about that. ExMay decided that they certainly were not interested in that camper. As they were leaving, Sis asked, "Aren't you going to tell the salesman that the camper rolled away?" ExMay shook his head. "They'll figure it out."


Kathy's Klothesline said...

Too funny!! Like you I think a video would be great! Guess they won't be going to that particular dealer again.

Hillbilly Mom said...

Hey! Maybe there's a surveillance video, and the dealer will put THAT on YouTube!