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Saturday, December 02, 2006

All My Spying on the Neighbors Is Paying Off

On Thursday, my other half and I came home from work/school to find our neighbor's car billowing smoke. Upon closer inspection (but not too close), we discovered that their car was actually on fire. Not engulfed in flames, but there were flames on the underside of the car. Even worse, there was a guy in the car, trying to rev the engine, probably to get it started. He didn't know about the flames under the car, but I'm sure he could see the smoke billowing from under the hood. The neighbors screamed and ran around a lot. I called 911 while my other half moved our van away from the flaming car. The neighbors decided that they should fill up buckets of water from their kitchen and throw the water on the engine of the know, to put out the fire.

Note to self: our neighbors will not be helpful in a crisis.

We live pretty close to a fire station, so a fire truck came by. The neighbors were still outside, so they dealt with the fire folks. The car is still sitting in the street in front of our house. I doubt it can even move. I'm waiting to see what our neighbors are going to do with the car. It's my fear that they will do nothing until the car is towed away by some other force.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My money's on the tow truck.

You should have also suggested that your neighbors throw dirt on the fire. That is at least as effective at putting out fires as water is. Trust me, Im an Eagle Scout.

Plus, then instead of having a burnt out car in front of their house, it would be a burnt out mud ridden car. Way better.

7:46 AM  
Blogger Ross said...

Surprisingly, the car was gone on Sunday morning. I didn't think that they would move it. I actually thought that we were going to have to call a two truck again (this has happened to us before).

There is some responsibility over there.

8:05 AM  

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