Spontaneous Ride

David goes to the airport frequently.  During the months of June, July, August and January he goes at least weekly, if not more.  The reason is people are arriving and leaving the most during those months.

Yesterday, he took a colleague and her friend to the airport.  He spoke with the wood tax lady (yes, anyone leaving with wooden items pays a tax on them) and he spoke with the porters that he knows by name.  He made sure everyone got the spots needed and started to leave.  As he was driving through the parking toll booth, the parking attendant was pointing to something and David thought there muse be something on the car.  He got out to look at the car and while he did a police officer jumped in the passenger side.

He soon learned the parking attendant was trying to motion that the officer was coming to hop in for a ride.  David was surprised!  She asked where he was headed.  He told her and she told him where she would like to be let out.

When he came home he was still dumbfounded by the events and we had a good laugh.

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3 Responses to Spontaneous Ride

  1. Pop-pop says:

    Wow – not sure I would want a policeman just jumping in the car with me. I do think, however, I would take them where they wanted to go. Never a dull moment with you, is there?

  2. Janet Ziegelbaur says:

    It’s usually good to pick up hitch hikers in uniform. On long trips Ron has found it advantageous to have a member of the military or police force in the vehicle. Sometimes he’s given rides to a fairly powerful person without knowing it until he notices every official at every check point salutes as they pass. Thanks for doing the airport runs this summer. That was our job last summer 🙂

  3. Mandi says:

    Wow! We can totally imagine that. Thanks for the ride to the airport!

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