Monday, November 21, 2005

Oh, the troubles

Yesterday, I drove around most all of the Kansas City suburbs taking pictures of houses for sale for my friend Jessica, who is the photographer for a real estate magazine. Due to scheduling conflicts, she asked me to help out. Now, this was fairly exciting as I got to use Jess's fancy schmancy digital camera, yet also a bit stressful because I believe that Jessica may very well love her camera more than me. So I had to be very careful. My caution led to disaster striking. For the first time in my entire life, I locked my keys in the car. I have illustrated this for you.
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Mind you, I was in the middle of nowhere (Lee's Summit, MO to be exact) and had literally no one to call. Mom was in Topeka, boyfriend in Nashville, Jessica at work... other friends out of town... Besides that, my phone was in the car and one doesn't memorize phone numbers anymore.
So, I see some people in their yard and ask them for help. A guy with a mullet and a USA leather bomber jacket gets a wire hanger and goes for it. I have illustrated this as well.
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Unfortunately, he didn't succeed and I had to pay some other guy with a mullet $45 to do it. And if anyone tells me that the police unlock cars for free, I don't want to hear it.

10 comments:

Julie said...

That sucks that this happened, but your illustrations are making my day!

Jenni said...

Jepp, your pics really rock...

ruth said...

cool. does that mean i can add a 'german approved' stamp?

Jenni said...

sure. if that makes you happy. I would be very honored... and with me millions of German!

Molly said...

I love your pictures! They're so funny.

ruth said...

jenni, check out my fancy new german approved flag guy. i made it myself. well, the sign part anyway.

wanderius thrax said...

cool drawings!

i've locked keys in the car twice!

last time, i called AAA. that $49 a year membership comes in handy. maps, tows, jimmy-jacking doors open!
although this past year i used absolutely none of those services! i should totally lock my keys in my car tomorrow.

scott

ruth said...

yeah, you know, i've always had AAA, except I got rid of it when I went to Europe... and didn't renew when I got back.

Jenni said...

the flag guy rocks too, he also looks a bit like me when I wear a hat and paint my face black, red and gold!

ruth said...

Yeah, that's what I liked about him: he really looks like all the Germans I've ever seen! And even a few Austrians.