The Table Caper

On a sunny May day my friend and I went for a ride to visit my childhood neighborhood. On the way we spotted a large yard sale. My friend fell in love with a large six-foot table. Her car is a compact model and the only way to transport it would be to put it on the top of the car with the legs up. We dove to Home Depot for some rope and a furniture pad. I tied the table to the top of the car going through all four windows. That table was trussed up like a turkey.

Much to my dismay, when we went to get into the car I had tied all the doors shut. It would not have solved the problem if I retied anything because then the doors wouldn't close. The yard sale man brought out a chair for us to climb through the windows and onto the seats.

Here's a mental picture. My friend and I are in our mid-60s and both full-figured women. I kept having images of us getting stuck and 9-1-1 being called. Thankfully, that did not occur. Later I wished someone had videotaped us because we certainly would have won the grand prize on "America's Funniest Home Videos." When we arrived home I climbed out the window to untie everything so my friend could exit normally. As they say, the rest is history.

Diane Vincent

Bay Village

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Volume 5, Issue 20, Posted 9:33 AM, 10.01.2013