They should make parking for the blind

Since I owed my colleague Michelle $10 for services rendered I told her I would take her out to Olive Garden to even out our deeds. It was late afternoon and the roads were rainy and mucky….another glorious fall afternoon in Portland. As I pulled into the OG parking lot I noticed there was a space right up front next to Michelle’s mustang.

“SWEET!”  I thought to myself as I whipped in along side her ’stang.

I walked in and the hostess led me back to the table Michelle was sitting at, although she wasn’t sitting there, she was huddled down in the booth trying to hide from me. I swear sometimes she’s 3, but that’s ok she makes life fun.

We ordered and ate the same thing we always do: soup, salad, bread sticks with the white soup and a small chicken alfredo pizza. Carbo bombs for our bellies.

As we exited the OG we chatted underneath the outside canopy waiting for the dreary drizzle to break so we could make our way to our cars. It gave no sign of letting up so I decided we should just go.  As we hurriedly shuffled to our cars I noticed something wasn’t right.

“Sh*t! I parked in the handicap zone!” I blurted out as I put my key in the door.

“You dork!” cried Michelle.

Embarrassed, I looked down and saw the diagonal lines beneath Michelle’s radials.

“You’re no better, YOU parked in the handicapped loading zone!”

“CRAPASS!” she moaned.

We checked our windshields for tickets, we found none so quickly and sheepishly we got into our cars and drove off.

We’re normally not handicapped, just today.


  1. Phil said,

    November 17, 2007 @ 1:22 am

    You two are terrible people. You never take me out to eat.

  2. EsoPhil said,

    November 17, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

    Like Papa Smurf in the Dominican Republic.

  3. Michelle - The Brit said,

    November 17, 2007 @ 2:23 pm

    I would take you out Hot Phil but you never let me.

  4. mego said,

    November 19, 2007 @ 7:30 am

    honestly… your brains must have turned off because of the hunger you were feeling.

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