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(This week’s prompt is “fresh”.)

We were off to find the bank before they closed. We had fifteen minutes.

“Let’s jump in my Jeep!” And off we went. We headed past the freeway overpass and down the highway. I was taking in the beautiful green of the outdoors, and the freshness of the clear blue skies.

The traffic was pretty heavy. Of course, it was a Friday and everyone was trying to get home and/or get out of town. To make matters worse, he hadn’t jotted down the address. He had just noted the street name. I thought he knew where we were going. Soon, I realized he was just heading to that street, hoping to be able to spot the bank quickly. The novelty of not having this all planned out was quite alien to me.

We got to the intersection where he thought the bank was and he tried to scan all directions while driving. I looked too. He drove into one shopping center where there were three other banks. It wasn’t there and he headed for the exit. When we got to the driveway, we both spotted it at the same time. It was to our left and the driveway exit was a right turn only which was actually blocked by all that traffic!

I couldn’t believe it! He looked back, put the Jeep in reverse and backed out of the driveway enough to make a U turn in the driveway. Luckily, the traffic coming in the driveway was cooperative. No one honked. No one flipped him off. In his haste to complete the U turn, he actually jumped up on the curb with the front tires of the Jeep and then drove on the curb about four feet with the right rear tire, too.

Klonk! And off of the curb we went. People were staring in disbelief. I shook my head and laughed. He looked at me and said, “That’s what I love about my Jeep. It takes me any place I want!”

“I’m thinking I’m really glad we brought YOUR car!”

We both cracked up!


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