The Kathy and Derek Chronicle Part I: It Was So Much Fun the First Time, Why Not?
I hadn’t seen Kathy and Derek for a long time.
I like them because they are the kind of people who like me, think ”stupid is funny.”
In other words, they don’t mind letting … or even making … everyday experiences become ridiculous. Life can be pretty entertaining when stupid stuff happens all the time.
This story is a perfect example of how a seemingly innocuous experience can evolve into something that is so ridiculous that it becomes hilariously funny.
Here’s what happened.
I was sitting in my car at a stop sign that day, the second car in line, when I realized a commotion was taking place on the corner to my left, between two people; the driver of the car in front of me and another man I’ll call Scooter Guy, who sat on one of those three wheeled scooters that elderly people drive all over town.
At first I thought the driver was a friend of Scooter Guy since it appeared that he was helping Scooter Guy put a flappy little sign into the ground advertising a giant yard sale.
I thought they might have been having one of those joint yard sales, until the driver turned, walked away from Scooter Guy shaking his head, got into his car and drove away.
I sensed cars backing up behind me so I moved the Mustang closer to the stop sign but I couldn’t take my eyes off of Scooter Guy who, sitting on the scooter, was attempting to pound the stick attached to the sign into the ground with his left arm when, the combination of his weight shifting to the left and the back wheel dropping off the black top into a 12 inch rut, caused the scooter to flip onto its side pinning half of Scooter Guy’s body beneath it.