I always enjoyed seeing Thor at work. Even, better, I enjoyed hearing of Thor’s’ boys at “work”. More often than not one of his two male issues would have provided a great story for Thor to relate to his co-workers. Some of the stories are humorous now but at the time created great stress for Thor!
This one is one of Thor’s remembered experiences… if you see him just mention “pine boughs”
It is 8:30 Saturday morning and Thor heads out to one of his three cars, destined to the hardware store. The last car in the drive is Thor’ 8 year old Honda Civic. It featured broken mirrors inside and out, stains on the headliner (don’t ask), dash, and cloth seats. Add to that a dent here and there and damaged paint. Obviously the kids car and Thor knows his oldest son drove it last, getting home a hand full of hours ago, in the early morning.
Above all, Thor notes the several, very green, very noticeable pine boughs protruding from the front bumper and sides of the Civic.
Thor put his thoughts aside, drove to the hardware store, made his purchases and headed home, taking the other entrance into his housing development. He entered and came to the first intersection and stop sign in the development. Before continuing down the street he glanced to his left. Up the short cul-de-sac he observes a local police cruiser, with the cop standing in the homeowners front yard. The cop and the homeowner are both looking at what remained of a couple of 5-6 foot pine trees and some minor lawn damage leading from the street through the yard. And there sat Thor, a couple of houses away, in clear sight, with pine boughs jetting out of the bottom of the car.
Thor slammed the car in reverse, did a 360, exited the housing plan, and entered through the other entrance nearest his home.
Later, Thor recalled his son being severely short-changed on monies due, by the very same homeowner, after doing some lawn and shrubbery work at the very house where the two small pines formerly stood.
You never want to screw with the kids in your neighborhood. They have endless ways of exacting revenge and pounds of flesh!
Thor’s first issue denied any knowledge of the pine boughs and suggested the boughs stuck in the undercarriage might be remnants of a recent hunting trip.
Sometimes if their lips are moving…..
***** S&E *****
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