February 24, 2008

World’s Most Bizarre Burglary

Filed under: General,Idiots — Cory @ 3:46 pm

Friday evening around 8pm I walked out to the office parking garage, started my truck, and wondered why it was suddently so loud. As it turned out, someone stole the catalytic converter from my truck. On one side of my truck was a Lexus, on the other, a Porsche. Both were untouched.

The catalytic converter is a small device that sits between the engine and the muffler. Without it, your car or truck is loud. Really loud. I only had to drive about 3 or 4 miles home, but it was an embarrassing 3 or 4 miles. In the picture on the right you can see where it is missing.

It’s about $60 – $120 to buy a new catalytic converter for a Nissan pickup truck. Honestly though, I would have preferred that they just asked me for the cash to buy one if they needed it so badly.

Burglar: Hey, I was gonna slide under your truck and unbolt your catalytic converter, but I’m feeling lazy. How about you save us both the trouble and just give me the $100?

Me: You got it.

At least then I wouldn’t be inconvenienced and have to deal with this.

Apparently, there was a period when Cadillac bumpers were a hot item, and then later truck tailgates were a frequent target. But everyone who I’ve told about this agrees that it is a pretty weird thing to steal.

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February 13, 2008

The 28 Year Old Teenager

Filed under: General — Cory @ 11:30 pm

I’m 28 years old, and yesterday I got braces.

Ouch. These things hurt.

So what did I do this evening? I went to the mall, of course.

It took me about 45 minutes to eat my bowl of tomato basil soup at La Madeleine, which was the only real food I could eat with my teeth in such pain. Even the biggest bowl of soup wasn’t able to fill me up, but I was so tired of sitting there that I had to leave, which is when I spotted Smootie King.

I walked up to the counter, and said “Hi.” I noticed the guy look down at the counter in disgust, and that’s when I realized that I had spit something out onto the counter. A small piece of tomato basil colored soft wax (used to protect your tongue from the metal) was on the counter between the two of us, and each of us saw it. It was pretty embarrassing.

A little while later I was in a store, and I asked the girl working there about the sizes available for a piece of clothing.

Me: “Is this all you have in?”

Her: Blank stare……… “yes sir, we are open until 10″

That’s when I decided it was time to come home.

It’s going to be a long two years.

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