Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Comedy of Trials

So yesterday Phillip and I traded cars for the next couple of days. He just happened to be driving my car home from work last night when it shut off in the middle of the interstate during rush hour. He was able to get to the side of the road and called me. Dumb founded we were. Frustrated, to say the least.

So I we went to pick him up off the interstate and waited with him until the tow truck came. They loaded my car up and took it off. As soon as Phillip got into the car he started swatting his leg and yelling, "Oww! Owww! Owwww!" He had stepped in an ant pile and they were swarming his leg! There was no where to pull over so I stepped on the pedal and flew down the interstate only to pull off in a neigboring ghetto and swung in to the first driveway I could. We start picking off the ants that we could see and they just kept coming out of no where. He took his shoes and socks off and at a last resort took his pants off. I was dying laughing thinking of the scene and what in the world the neighbors were thinking. We both were praying that the cops wouldn't show up for indecent exposure. As the scene played out we could only imagine the cops showing up with their guns pointing at us and Phillip keep leaning down swatting at the ants crawling all over him and what the cops would think and do. Not good. We finally got the situation under control and his pants back on and headed home.

As soon as we got home I noticed the answering machine light blinking. I pressed play and heard the following, "If you would like to renew your car warranty please press "1."

Are you kidding me!?!


Searching said...

OWWWW!!! I'm allergic to fire ants so that totally creeps me out. BUT, I think the whole ant situation is rather hilarious. Pants off in the ghetto... ;)

Sorry about your car though. Have they given you an estimate yet? Is your warranty still active? Hope things get better soon!

Anonymous said...

LOLOL Okay I'm dying here!!! I know getting bit by ants sucks but the thought of Phillip jumping around trying to get ants out of his pants is too much for me. But of course I'm glad he's okay too.. And the message on your phone - that is great!! I hope you called back and pressed 1 and then said the car broke down... :))) Miss you!


Ashley said...

Yeah it was quite funny. I felt bad because I was laughing as he was getting bit but I couldn't help it. The scene just set itself.

Luckily it was something like a plug that fell out. I tuned it out when Phillip started talking car stuff. I let him handle that. It ended up being relatively inexpensive in the grand scheme of things. The most expensive thing was the darn tow truck.

My car warranty was up in March so that was a real joke. But one half does the other because I don't have a car payment it's much cheaper to fix the thing then get something new.

We had such a time there for a few days when one thing happened after another that it became funny when the next thing happened. In the grand scheme of things these were petty. I'm glad nothing serious happened.

Shannon said...

Ants in the pants...