I’m not superstitious never have been . I do quirky things sometimes like touch the same light pole before and after I take my walk. It is more of just something Ido. I have walked under a ladder, broken a mirror , and had a black cat cross my path. I have lived through many Friday the 13ths. Many good things have happend on Friday the 13th like Wilt putting in a 100 . Or Bobby Thompson shot heard around the orld.
Friday May 13th , 2016 finally got me. It started out as a quiet day. Work has been miserably busy and stressful for the last month with one disaster after another clients not doing well and pper work up the ass. last Friday it was quiet I even commented to my office mate Amy we are getting some paperwork done. Then about 1:30 the shit hit the fan with a client who got in some real trouble and then needed to be hospitalized. thi all well and good but I had to leave to do a baseball game. We get the client stable Amy volunteered to do the report. I took off to do the game.
I call the other umpire explain the situation. He says no worries when you get here you get here. Funny thing on the wy to here Iwas making good time for a Friday after with Rush Hour Traffic. I’m stopped dead in the middle lane, Then Friday the 13th hapened again. Sitting on the Interstate at a dead stop this women came barreling down the Interstate and crash. She says I’m sorry sir but it’s my fault I wasn’t paying attentin. we do the whole exchange of information thing. I look at the car my car my 2007 accord V-^ 150K on it and sound mechanically. It smashed up good but driveable. So I finally get to the game but it wasn’t where it aid it was find. My uniform is in the trunk. I open the truck the right taillight falls off and other various pieces. Can’t get the trunk closed. I changed did the game great game went 10. Now it is startin to rain a bit . Wholly crap how am I going to get this car home?
I start fishing around in the trunk not sure whats living in there for a piece of rope abungie cord anything. I find the ultimate fixer upper. Any guesses? A roll of Duct tape. I tape the tail light back in placee tape the trunk down tapethe seems so it all stays get it the 7 miles home up Interstate 95 . No cops got it in the driveway an finally towed to the body shop before it was sent off to its final resting place. there was so much damage including th undercarrige it wasn’t worth saving. the funny thing I had it checked out by Honda in February all it needed was a timing belt and a few seals that whee drying out.
I go rent a cr they only things they had on the lot were mini vans or a Volkswagon Beetle . I took the Beetle every time I drive I just laugh. The thing has a shitload of room in it. No I don’t have the stupid flower in the vase on the dashboard.quality German engineering.
To make matters worse Laser was catching Sunday and ended up with a hairline fracture of his thumb so he is in a cast, His lasts eason of Sr. Little League as a 16 year old. The bummer is he was scheduled to get his license in 2 weeks.
My friend Al calls me the other day. he says listen to this . His brother in law is a surgeon out in Milwaukee. He is a Pancreatic Cancer Specialist. The Brewers and Bud do a lot of good charitable work out there. So his brother invites him to the Brewers Game on Sunday. Al works for the Airlines so he flys for free. he flys out says he is in a luxury box with all these doctors and the owner of the box takes a liking to him. he says the guy is 82 and just wanted to talk sports with someone. So he takes a liking to Al introduces him to Bob Uecker . Told him he was a close friend of Bud. Bud was suppose to be there but had a family commitment. the guy ends up inviting AL to a Packers game in a luxury Box and The Greater Milwaukee as well. Al is going to both maybe he invites his good friend Lanz. .
As previously mentioned the boys are on the same baseball team for the first time since summer sandlot like 4 years ago. They are 9-2 and tied for first place with 9 games left to play. They almost blow a 26-1 lead last night in the last inning with 2 outs couldn’t get the final out of course they couldn’t see the ball either no lights and it was getting dark.