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so after indescribably long periods of waiting and numerous attempts to get my car, the day finally came to go pick it up. It seemed as though nothing would go wrong but I knew better


…and I also knew my luck with these kind of things.


so we drive out to Westbank (where my car is) and we stop at Shane’s work (the dude I’m buying my car from). as I pass through the long halls with newly moped floors and freshly waxed surfaces. my footsteps echoed in the dim lit corridors as I continued to calmly walk towards his office.


the occasional phone would ring and the sound of laughter of other employees drinking coffee and eating doughnuts reached my ears. finally I was at the right door. I knocked gently as I could feel the sweat drip down my forehead.


…the door opened slowly with an eerie creaking and I looked up to see the man I had been looking for, Shane. he was actually there, I couldn’t believe it. and not only was he there but he also had all the paperwork and gave me the key as I handed him an enclosed envelope with a large sum of money contained inside it.


with a handshake and an address written down on a post-it-note I began my journey out of the building and back to the car. carefully putting the car key into the bag with the insurance papers I made my way out of the facility and into the parking lot.


once in the car we continued our journey to the insurance place to pick up a temporary day permit which would allow me to bring the car back to my place legally (obviously it wasn’t insured yet).


as I walked into the insurance office I knew this was it. I knew this was the place where I would somehow in some way be prevented from getting the car. I nervously entered the building and took a seat.


a women at the front desk asked if there was anything she could do. I replied by requesting a temporary permit. after 5 minutes of talking and paperwork the permit was printed off and handed to me. I stared quietly at the papers in my hand and thought to myself


so much grief over such a small thing


walking back out the door into the parking lot while thanking the insurance lady for her help I felt like something was terribly wrong even though I knew that everything was going right. I pushed the feeling aside as we continued up to the house to pick up the car.


after getting lost once or twice we finally found the house and as we came closer I saw it. Its bright red color captured my gaze causing me drool. I got out of the car and ran up to the car looking in the windows I could see the cd player which is probably worth more then the car. It was glowing, it was beautiful and a tear hit my eye as I rejoiced in the moment.


I couldn’t wait another second. I reached in my pocket to get the key and open the doors and take my baby home. I pulled my hand out to realize…


…I had reached in the wrong pocket.


the key must be in my other pocket” I said to myself.


after repeating that phrase to myself 472 times I concluded the key was not in my pocket. trying to calm myself down I bolted for the other car and searched and destroyed the entire thing. every corner, every seat was searched with negative results. I rushed around the car frantically looking for the key in hopes that it just fell on the ground.


this was it I thought to myself. this is what went wrong. once again my luck had proved its non-existence. everything was going so right, I knew something wrong had to happen sooner or later… and it did.


with my head hung low I calmly walked over to the car as we began our drive home. hiding my disappointment I apologized to the others in the car for the trouble. I looked out the window trying to determine what could’ve possibly happened to my key and then it hit me.


“there’s only one explanation” I said to myself.


“…Aliens…”


 

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  1. Reply

    dancing_inthe_streets

    August 18, 2005

    haha.exaaaactly.
    nice seeeeing you.

  2. Reply

    MissAmie

    August 18, 2005

    oh my gosh…thats horrible.  i think id cry.  those darn aliens! 

  3. Reply

    Anonymous

    August 18, 2005

    i effin’ knew those aliens are here to do you harm, slowly they will get to you more and more, ahhh brando i’m sorry, that sucks, well yeah ok let me know monday what happens next, have a good weekend and ill see you when i get back, lol, hopefully…hahaha. ok poyce, yeah u wont forget 😉

  4. Reply

    MinuetKiss

    August 18, 2005

    yeah thats right spice girls you got a problem ahaha
    so i hope you get your key back from the gay aliens or are they straight?
    haha anyway i hope everythign goes right next time
    did you get your N yet? christina my sister is going for hers today
    but yeah have a good day <3

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    Anonymous

    August 18, 2005

    macgyver is simply the coolest dude around.

  6. Reply

    up_hill_both_ways

    August 18, 2005

    haha yeah i wish some random person had told me that before i went..oh well.

    …and even aliens make mistakes. Like i know that they didn’t really mean to take yours keys. They actually wanted the keys of the guys beside u who ownes a brown station wagon, b/c that’s more their style;)

  7. Reply

    lyrical_symphony

    August 18, 2005

    hah no worries man.  any time.

  8. Reply

    lyrical_symphony

    August 18, 2005

    by the way.  that sucks…

  9. Reply

    MinuetKiss

    August 18, 2005

    ok i just realised after you signed off how are we going to figure this out are you going to go on msn? or you can call me or something kk 762-0094 and we have to do something kk

  10. Reply

    extremely_confused

    August 18, 2005

    so then what exactly ended up happening? I don’t understand. oh wellers. hope things go better for you~!

  11. Reply

    Anonymous

    August 18, 2005

    hah!that sux soo bad….. hope u find them!
    ~meg

  12. Reply

    Anonymous

    August 18, 2005

    that sucks
    i would be so upset
    how rude of those aliens

  13. Reply

    Anonymous

    August 18, 2005

    hahahaha

  14. Reply

    Anonymous

    August 18, 2005

    oh do you by any chance have a girlfriend named samantha?

  15. Reply

    funkypunkyperson

    August 18, 2005

    Yeah hahaha my mom one day was like “what’s your xanga address?” and… I couldn’t avoid it. so yeah. it stinks.
    But not as much as you not getting your car! is that for real? aww man.

  16. Reply

    leopolds_understudy

    August 19, 2005

    aw thats terrible

    very good story tho

    other than the fact that its true

    hahaha

  17. Reply

    beyondtheglass

    August 19, 2005

    so you didn’t get your car Brandon?… that would suck.. or did you get it.

  18. Reply

    my_famouse_aunt

    August 19, 2005

    Holy son of a crapper. did you check the place where you got ur insurance from? Dangnabbit. That sucks big time. and not even for free. that was a heck of an expensive sucker there. shi-oot. ptbh well then… ok… hey, plan another risk night sometime get your mind of of horrible sadnesses. ok.

  19. Reply

    my_famouse_aunt

    August 19, 2005

    do you by any chance have a girlfriend named samantha???

  20. Reply

    my_famouse_aunt

    August 19, 2005

    One last thing. Brando bud… TWO WEEKS TILL SCHOOL… AND NOTHING CRAZY HAS BEEN DONE… (insert Irish accent) WHAT ARE WE GONNA DOOOO!!???!!

  21. Reply

    Anonymous

    August 19, 2005

    aww, i hope you find your keys..i would be soo bummed!

  22. Reply

    dancing_inthe_streets

    August 19, 2005

    yesssss,imm xanga of the weeeek

  23. Reply

    Anonymous

    August 19, 2005

    haha aww im sorry to hear that
    did you find your key? insurance place?
    but then it couldnt have been THAT much of a let down
    seeing as you were expecting something to happen
    yes… insurance is stupid. and so are the drivers in the cars.
    in the insureance cars.

  24. Reply

    Anonymous

    August 19, 2005

    how come KAILEY is xanga of the week. geez

  25. Reply

    dancing_inthe_streets

    August 20, 2005

    cause im specialllllllllllllllll

  26. Reply

    proud_canadian_eh

    August 20, 2005

    ahah thx love yours to

  27. Reply

    ashes_fishes12

    August 20, 2005

    haha i miss you again! im good how are you!?!?! i am finally done camp!! now im going cmaping:)

  28. Reply

    butterfly_bree

    August 21, 2005

    awe…that sucks! i would be soo mad! have you found teh key yet?
    haha and your post was teh first really long post i accually read  the whole thing lol hope yor having a good sumemr besides not being able to open your new car lol
    xoxo-Bree

  29. Reply

    Anonymous

    August 21, 2005

    found your key yet?

  30. Reply

    Anonymous

    August 21, 2005

    yeah, im pretty cool
    shopping with my mom and all…
    but hey, its the first time ive actually seen you working there

  31. Reply

    MinuetKiss

    August 22, 2005

    brandon is like the coolest gangster ever
    is that is it …kevin dreger ?
    haha oh man your cool especially that you joined me sitting on the ground ..defenitly +1 cool point for you
    remember all the yeahs we had on that occured moment yeah i bet you dont haha jk well have a good time at work.
    <3jodi

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