Back with a bang
I've taken a hiatus from blogging but am going to try to get back on track full speed. I've been tech editing a great Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) book titled Professional WCF Programming: .NET Development with the Windows Communication Foundation . But more on that later... I'm chock full of good stuff and since I'm flying out to Redmond for some top secret work for a few days, I can finally get back into the swing of things.
So I work in the Perimeter area and live in a place called The Place. I know, that's a lame name but it's pretty cool to live here. I live on the penthouse floor which is largely unoccupied. So there's only about 6 people and there's about 60 units (the building is huge) One of the people is a fellow Miami alum. One day, I was testing my GPS to see how it would resond as I drove down from my floor to the ground, I wanted to see how it detected depth. Not so good. Well, other than my buddies at Magenic, I don't know anyone here and in general, I'm quite bored when I'm not drowning in work. To entertain myself, I started going late night speed trials up the parking garage. This reminded me of old school Miami Vice episodes except I don't have a mullet or a Ferrari. Anyway, my neighbor saw me doing this and thought it was a cool idea. So he started doing them to. I think a few others saw us racing up the parking lot and decided the idea was cool. (Now, if anyone from the management of the place is reading this, I'm making this up. There's two different guys from Miami on the top floor that do this, not me and Carlos).
Fast forward until today. I'm driving home and see something I can't really believe. A truck has a Honda Accord embedded in it in the parking lot. The Honda has a mustang embedded into it. Another car was embedded into the Mustang, but he decided to get his sober girlfriend to get them out of there.
From the concierge downstairs, this appears to be what happened: So apparently, three guys decided to race. The guy in the Accord pulled out really fast and hit the truck. The guy in the Mustang hit the guy in the Accord, (I guess Mustangs have tighter turning radiuses). Another guy hit the mustang. Now that guy decided "Wow, we're really screwed up, I'm getting my girlfriend and getting out of here, we can take care of it tomorrow." So he leaves. The other two get into a fight over who's fault it was. The one guy decides to call the cops. The cops start asking what happened and the whole thing about the cars comes up. They tell the cops it was 20 minutes ago and the like. The cops realize the dudes were piss drunk and just implicated themselves. So they got a free night's stay in Dekalb County Jail. The owner of the Ranger isn't home, it's his utility vehicle but I'm sure he'll be pissed. And the amazing thing is that they were home free. They could have just handled it themselves, paid the guy in the Ranger a few extra bucks and been done with it. But no, they needed to call the cops. Morons.
Wally, if you're reading this, that is a Georgia Tech tag on the Accord, who by all accounts was the lead Dumb A55 ;-)