5.14.2007

You saw it here first.

Ok, so it's Sunday afternoon, and we've just left the local Mexican dive with the Happy Loux family - John, Tracie, Nick, Taylor, Isabelle, Elia, Ephriam, Eunice and Eugene. Well, strike those last three, but let's just say their van was full.

We all pulled in to the gas station to fill our gas sucking SUV's and vans with petro. As soon as I pulled onto the concrete apron, I spotted something - a Ford Escort. I'm not sure what year it was, but it was made during that eight year span when every automobile Ford made was an Escort. Several things made this particular Escort stand out.

1) It was the Goofy High School Girl edition, noted by the turquoise paint.

2) The Goofy High School Girl had apparently sold said Escort to a Dukes of Hazzard fan, as in the gangland tag on each door, one could make out a distinctive '01', thereby making this the Goofy High School Girl General Lee edition Escort.

3) In the front passenger seat was a woman holding what had to be a 17 inch CRT monitor on her lap.
Let's ponder that for a moment. Do you know how much these things weigh? Or how much room an Escort has in the rear hatch? The only explanation I can come up with is that as part of the Goofy High School General Lee edition, they welded all the doors shut for that cool "slide through the window" thing.

I wandered around the pump to find John standing shaking his head and laughing.

I blurted out "Two words: Hillbilly Laptop."


Thanks to Tracie Loux for the photo documentation.

4 comments:

Nathan DeWitt said...

Well, that beats the truck I saw that not only had a piece of plywood as its tonneau cover, but it had a 2x4 serving as a spoiler on top of it, all spray painted almost exactly the same color as this escort.

retro said...

The way I knew that moving to the east coast was a real "God thing" was when I was walking around the new neighborhood and saw an *exact replica* of the "General Lee" in a lot. And this was not in a "white" neighborhood either! Few things since have brought such joy.

chuck said...

Round our parts we call that a demo car...

ChriS & Yvette Ferguson said...

That's my car and laptop! What's so funny? I dunt git it!