I returned this past week to find my Echo Betsy a dirty mess. The kind of car that you would see in the very wrong side of the tracks waiting to be de-robbed of its important bits: hub caps, wheels, CD player, fuzzy dice, etc. It cried out for my love and attention and I was there with an sucking vacuum, a pink bubbly car wash, and a Shamwow! What car does not desire a supple, absorbent yellow scrub of love?!
In the car under seats, resting on the dashboard, hidden in the many compartments and getting dusty under seats I found:
- several empty, plastic cups
- mini full water bottle
- shiny, new white wash cloth
- a silver ring with a plastic, black jewel
- several IKEA pencils
- two pens, one red, the other black
- three short Bungy chords
- a strange black, metal stick with a red fuzzy protective cover on both ends
- my Chinese New Year stuffed Rat (a present from my nephews)
- a diamond ring
- my empty CD holder
- three used Kleenex
- a couple of old receipts
- a crap load of crumbs
- 100 small rocks from the Canadian road
- 10 fall leaves in my trunk
As I debated a series of emails, thinking about who I could rope into the fun, London called!
Mother: I know the ending.
Mother: I know the ending to Love Never Dies.
Me: Oh yeah! What did you think?
Mother: Like you, I did not like the ending.
Me: I know!
Discussion about Love Never Dies (Phantom Part Deux) ensues. Review forthcoming.
Me: More importantly mum, are missing anything shiny and small?
Mother: What? What are you talking about?
Me: A certain ring purchased in China several years ago?
Mother: TONIA!!! Where was it? I lost it last summer and I thought is was in Marcia's car. Where did you find it?
Me: Under the passenger seat of my car and it was almost the victim of a vacuuming session.
Mother: Tonia, you are the best ever and I will give you $50 dollars for finding it.
Me: How much is it worth?
Mother: About $1,200.
Me: Then I want $1,200.
The debate with regards to financial remuneration is on-going. :)