The most embarrassing evening of my life!
Picture the scene…
At a friends barbecue, enjoying a few beers with friends, good food and plenty of laughs.
A friend arrives late along with one of his friends I’ve never met. We are introduced (Ben) and he is a nice bloke. The evening continues, without the food leaving the beer and laughs.
Getting really late and a few of us announce we are heading home. Ben offers us all a left. Excellent we all cry!!
We get into his “standard” Escort and off we go… It all starts from here.
The stereo goes on, playing R&B which I personally hate but won’t hold that against anyone. He twiddles a few things on the stereo and the volume goes up, and what I discover later is an enormous base box kicks in, and the windows roll down. I keep my mouth shut (he wont hear me anyway) as it’s a free lift. I start to slide down the (back) seat to reduce the chances of any of the numerous pedestrians spotting me in the back of “that !!!!!!s” car.
At this point my eyes are level with the window sill, looking out the window I keep catching blue flashes – can you see what’s coming? – in the corner of my eyes, I ignore it thinking it was the beer. Until we pass a glass fronted shop and to my horror I realise I am sitting in a Ford Escort, windows down, really really loud R&B and….and….and BLUE NEONS ALL THE ARROUND THE UNDERSIDE OF THE CAR!!!!!
I lied and said I lived else where and walked.
Thanks for listening. I’m off to sit in the foetal position and rock backwards and forwards for a while.