My Adventure with Bob and Kharma

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Oh, it's been an exhausting week. The truck was illegally towed in Knoxville Tuesday night - with Kharma in it.

Several of us go to the Side Street Cafe in Knoxville after the workshop. Bob and I park in the adjacent lot that belongs to an attorney friend of his. We have permission. The towing service has descriptions of our vehicles and the tag numbers. There aren't that many red Ford F150 4X4s with blue camper tops and Hamblen County tags in Knox County.

So, we've just been in there about 15 or 20 minutes. I was halfway through a Fat Tire - not a bad beer - when our server came in and said someone was towing two trucks in the lot next door.

We rushed out there, but not too upset because we had permission and all the drivers had to do was consult their list or radio in to dispatch, right?

Well, of COURSE the drivers were arrogant assholes out cruising to make some money that night.

They totally blew Bob off - big mistake. Never p1ss off an established local attorney. He may just do your wife's side of the divorce gratis, among other things.

Anyway, they started pulling out of the lot, trucks in tow, Kharma in the cab of my truck.

I went ballistic. Stood in front of the wrecker. He almost ran me down. I ripped the antenna off his truck - the big one to the radio. I was hoping he'd get mad enough to stop and get out. I had every intention of whipping him in the face with it.

It was rainy and cold and you can't even begin to imagine how angry I was. If I had a tail it would have been swishing like an angry cougar's.

Bob called the towing service and was professionally polite. The guy hadn't called him back in five minutes so I called.

I wasn't professionally polite after dude told me he'd have to wait until the trucks got into the yard to do anything about the problem. I told him to use the fscking radio - I assumed they were that technologically advanced. He didn't appreciate my language. I told him if he hadn't called Bob back with a suitable answer within 10 minutes I'd be calling him back again.

He called back within 3 minutes.

We went to pick up the trucks. Dude tried to escort me to mine - to check on it - I corrected him, told him I was going to check on my DOG and I didn't need him or his goddamned umbrella. He took off, nearly slipping in the mud in his haste.

He went into the office with Bob. Bob was ready to drag him outside and work on him. He tried to say the driver didn't know Kharma was in the truck. Bullshit. She'd been so torqued she'd pushed the passenger side window out past the gasketing.

Anyway, we got out of there. I slung a lot of mud and gravel around the lot in front of the office and churned up a nice big puddle where he and his guys would have to slog through it.

You all know I won't forget this . . .
 

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I can see your blue eyes blazing. DOn't mess with a woman and her dog, epsecially this woman and this dog. THose men should be a skeeeerd.
 

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Yikes! That's ridiculous... I would've been infuriated. Like they couldn't see the HUGE fila in the truck when they towed it :rolleyes:

How is Fat Tire beer? A few days ago one of Ian's coworkers told him that he needs to try Fat Tire when he's up in TN. I guess they don't sell it south of TN... so Ian's picking him up a 6 pack and we're going to try it when we're up there.
 
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Oh, I think if she ever catches them where she can get at them . . .

A guy came in the store yesterday wearing a blue jacket like the wrecker drivers wear and she was torqued until she got to see he wasn't one of them. That dog NEVER forgets.
 

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The way you described it, I can see the fire in your eyes as well as your red hair! Glad no one tried to open the door with Kharma in it.
 

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That was either.. Brave, Foolhardy or incredibly stupid of them.. Or perhaps a good mix of the 3.. ;)
 

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I think greed played a large part in it. Towing companies are basically buzzards.
Buzzard is not the word i'd have used.. How very restrained of you.. Are you feeling alright?? ;)

And yes, I am full of mischief today, so be forewarned.. :D
 
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Bob is the attorney in the writers' workshop with me who sends all the funny stuff I share with you guys :D

We tend to be partners in crime . . . Giovanna's threatened to separate us, lol! Kharma likes him.
 
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Wow, whatta bunch of jerks. Glad you got your truck back and Kharma back quickly and without harm though. Good thing the bartender told you guys what was happening so you could get there quickly...
 
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I fixed the window, Romy. All I had to do was roll it down then back up :)

I am going to take the truck out to my transmission guy and make sure they didn't damage it. Bob would just love filing THAT suit . . . Ford 4X4 transmissions are excruciatingly expensive to repair. :D
 

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