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    Default VSSS (volvo sad sob stories)

    Thought this thread could be fun!

    Will start mine - but have to sail the little swabbies to the bike park now.



    Suburban housewife swashbuckled at the local Volvo/Jaguar Dealer.
    The authorities step in...........................

    news at 11
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    Default VOLVO ~ POLICE ~ MAPS ~ GEESH ~ WHY ME?

    Been really busy last couple of days. I have several Volvo dealers to tap into all within 1hour to half hours drive. Most of the time they are on my way to some place I am traveling.

    This Saturday I moved my daughter from her dorms to a sub-let within Pittsburgh. Up and down the stairs in the dorm - back and forth to the car. She really needs to learn how to pack. A gazillion little meshy things and small box's packed in my car. Three trips from the dorm to the sub-let.

    The sub-let !!!! Her first apartment! Can't park right near there - have to park down the street. And when I say down I mean it literarily. Do you know how steep those streets can be. Up the hill with all the STUFF!! Mattress, box spring, those freekin meshy things with a gazillion things poking thru. Then the apartment - over a pizza shop - the door to the apartment opens and a set of stairs straight up - like 52 of them! HOLY SH**!

    Get it all done - it's Saturday - 4:30 pm! Gonna start home. Will stop at the Volvo dealer to pick up some maps for the peeps on Tweleve. Couldn't do that on the way down - didn't think they would be open that early.

    So I start home - and plan to swing by the Volvo dealer on the way and find it very easy - it is on and off easily to the interstate - on the way home. Man this place is big - they carry Volvo, Benz, Jaguar, Suburu.........gigantic!

    I go up to the door - not much movement around - the lights are on inside I open the door and alarms go off everywhere.........

    The other two peeps in the parking lot are looking at me like WTH..........

    I look at the glass door and read the hours for Saturday and realize that they have been closed for an hour.

    I then wait for the police to arrive.
    The cop was roflhao when he finds out why I am there!

    I ask the cop if he wants a free Jag? he says no - but will look for the Volvo map inside for me before he locks up. No maps lying around. Just lots of Jags and their keys. He contacts the owner and then properly latches the door.

    Waiting for the evening news to announce: suburban housewife is swashbuckled at local Volvo dealer
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    J!!! Don't you just love our obsession? I mean persistance ! That's another one for the books. I'll tell you me little escapade with the police during the ATT hunts. I was sure (blinded, obsessed, needed pyschiatric meds and I'm not joking) that there was one located near ATL. So I decided to hop on a plane here in Lake Charles and fly to ATL with no notice. I mean literally just a couple of hours notice. I arrived after dark and still tried to go to the park, but it was locked and the guard wouldn't let me in. So the next morning, after a large breakfast, I searched the entire park. Of course I found nothing. But, I slipped and fell near the river and scuffed myself up a bit. But, I was on a time schedule because I was also sure (blinded, obsessed, needed pyschiatric meds and I'm not joking) that there was one located near New York and I had another flight to catch. So, I could only stay for a few hours. On the way to the airport in the rental car, I notice things are looking kind of funny to me and I'm feeling a little weird. When I get to the airport, the people at the check-in INSIST that I get checked out by the paramedics. I think that it's because I'm scuffed up by my fall...I decline the invitation and they assure me that it's not a request. When I go behind the counter to meet the paramedics...there are nothing but police officers there...several of them. And, the funny thing is, none of this matters to me. They continue to talk to me and ask questions when 2 paramedics finally arrive. At that point, the paramedics ask if I am on any drugs or medications. I assure them that I only take prescription medications and for some reason start to use choice words with them which is not my ususal demenor. The lady paramedic tells me she'll have to take my blood sugar or they'll immediately take me to jail and if I don't let them one of the police officers will hold me down. Well they took my blood sugar and it was 32. Immediately all the police left and they gave me sugar and fed me. I missed my flight to New York. But, they were soooo much nicer to me after they found out I wasn't a drug addict!!! And, since I was traveling alone, they wouldn't let me go to New York, they sent me home and told me to see my doctor about the sugar drop. What a mess!!! There's a little more to the story, but I won't bore you. Just thought you'd like to hear my treasure hunting/police story .

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    hehe

    Persistance?
    Obsessed? (OCD-who me? )

    I just call it perseverance!!!!

    We all can lie to ourselves quite well - can't we.

    Anyway - going to the closer Volvo dealer later today.

    Gonna get me some more maps - me swabbies can count on me!!!!!
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    Persistance?
    Obsessed?

    A few weeks ago when I viewed the announcement video for this year's hunt, I immediately called my wife. I held the phone to my computer speakers so that she could hear that all-too-familiar soundtrack that would certainly bring up memories of last year's efforts. Then I played it for our three kids and told them, "Kiss your mommy goodbye for the next six weeks!"

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    By the way, our Volvo dealer is about one mile from my office. I stopped by last Friday morning to pick up a map "for my wife." The lady at the desk knew exactly what I was talking about and handed me my new chart. She also gave me six sheets of temporary tattoos featuring the Volvo logo and other POTC images. That afternoon I applied one consipicously to my neck (just under my ear) so that she would know immediately that I had begun working on the clues without her.
    Saturday night our five-year-old decided to apply a whole sheet of tattoos in various locations. On the way to Sunday School the next morning (it was a busy morning) I realize he is covered with skulls, dragons and Chinese symbols!
    The hunt has infected our whole family.

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    trillseeker!

    Know where you are coming from

    If I don't tend to the galley soon - they may condem my ship!

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