Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Just Have to Laugh!!!

My handsome, young, single, college graduate (does that sound like a mother speaking?) started to tell me this story over the phone.  

"When are you going to San Antonio?" - me
"Well,  don't know. Oh, I didn't tell you what happened to my car." - son
"No, what?" - me

Now I must tell you, this is the son who prides himself in getting us caught in one of his tricks.  He is the King of April Fools...but I did pull one off on him.  So when he started, I was already racking my brain on what the day was...joke day?? fools day?????

"Well I had another blowout with a tire. The lug nut wouldn't come off again." - son
"I just told you Dad you need to go down and buy all new tires for that car. " - unmerciful mom
"Well, I decided that since I had free towing, I would call and have them tow it to Discount Tires." - son
"The tow truck got there and he started to jack up my car.  I told him that he wasn't doing it right. He told me he had been doing this for years and knew what he was doing.  Then I heard a crunch!!!" - son
"I told him to stop....he came and we looked and the jack had gone through my floor board!!" - son
"NO!" - mom...still trying to figure out if he was pulling one over on me.

Now I must say...my son bought his own car and it is his dream car!  He doesn't let any dirt get on it. He drives it with great pride...and yes, he knows the verse, "pride comes before a fall"

"I told him to put the car down! Then he went to connect the hitch to the front bumper and...he pulled the bumper off!" - son
By this time, I am sure this isn't real and I burst into laughter.... but my son isn't laughing!!


"YES!!  I started laughing and the tow man got mad at me!  I told him it was MY CAR!!!" - SON
"So the car is now at the dealership....not at Discount Tires....and they are trying to see what damage has been done to the car and repair it."

No, this was not for a reality show.  NO!, no one came out of the bushes and said it was a joke or they were taking his car away to fix it up...........this WAS REAL!!!

What can I say..........when something gets the best of us WRIGHTS, we LAUGH!!!  Beware the next time you call a tow truck!!   Yes, that is his picture at the top of this post.  This executive wore this Sesame Street Count Dracula costume to his clients' offices on October 29th.  He is known for having a smile on his face from the day he was born.  He hopes to get his car back soon!!

Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.  Matt. 6:20

25 Joining in with more words:

JillAileenJones said...

Oh no! I kept thinking this has to be a joke-I can't believe that. So sorry to hear about the mishap with his car. Sounds like something that would happen to us-lol
WOW-hope he has a better weekend.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Theresa said...

I was waiting for the punch line too. Hard to believe that people would be so careless to do that to his car.
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Debbie said...

WOW...that's all I can say...can you imagine? What in the world. We at the Class house are just like you Wrights....laugh, anytime, anywhere, and anyhow you can. It really is the best medicine sometimes. Have a wonderful week-end. HUGS

Janet - AKA: Latte Lady said...

Oh cute! A boy knows his car. Some people don't realize that youngsters are smarter than they used to be!


Farm Girl said...

Oh my gosh, the poor guy. Yeah, I am with you just gotta laugh.
Great Costume.

Karen said...

Oh Jannette.. what a great post,,but you poor little guy had to deal with that...that is so funny thought that you didnt know through the whole story weither it was a joke or not..lol

myletterstoemily said...

oh, i wish this were a bad joke! poor guy.
he ought to sue that discount tow truck

you all certainly DO have a great sense of

i will try to laugh with you but mostly i will
be praying that your son's car gets fixed
quickly and not at his own expense.


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

News today...this son landed four new accounts after going out in this costume! He is a rookie at his job and they sent out congratulations today for his accounts.
The Lord does pay the enemy back!!
We are still laughing and shaking our heads!
God is good...all the time!!

Karen said...

Oh my, Janette. If that's not one for the record! Started to say wrecker. I would have been in disbelief. I know you can't thinking ok when is he going to crack the joke. As us South people say, "bless his heart". Hope things get fixed and everything is to his satisfaction. "What lesson is to be learned from this one?"

Debbie said...

Janette, when it rains it pours, doesn't it? I would be waiting for the punch line too but sorry that wasn't the case. But at least you Wright's can laugh; that's so important I know.

Love you,

Paula said...

Wow, incredible!! Sounds like something that would happen to us. Nothing surprises me lately :) So nice to see you can smile over things such as these. Love ya Sis!!

Sandy said...

Thank the Lord for your sense
of humor! Yes, God does pay
back the enemy. Hope you all
have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...


Oh dear. I'm sorry to hear about your son's car. However, I kept looking for "the big joke," and there was none, ugh! :)

Anyway, take care dear lady.


-Lady Rose

myletterstoemily said...

you are such an angel to visit my hailey's
blog! you even beat me there!!!

your kind encouragement wil encourage
her homesick heart a great deal.

BECKY said...

What a fun story Janette...but tough on that car for sure! Nothing like a good sense of humor to handle life's little challenges! I think it makes the devil mad, too!! HA!!

Hope you have a great weekend!

A multi-dimensional life said...

As I've said before...I love your sense of humor! Sometimes it's the best medicine in circumstances like that, right?! It does sound like our family here! :) I also saw that he landed new accounts in his costume...ha! There you go!
God provides and certainly doesn't judge on the exterior ~ LOL!

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! You CERTAINLY have a lot of celebrations over the next two months! Lots of wonderful memories ready to be made!! Have great weekend!

Lea said...

Now, this is one for Reader's Digest! Your son sounds like he's a pro at "making lemonade out of lemons." Good for him!

Blessings for a beautiful Saturday!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh even for a trickster this is sad! So sorry about the abuse of his car. Loved his costume and your son sounds like a fun guy to be around. Could he have gotten some of his fun for life from his momma? I imagine so.

Anonymous said...

Oh too funny and I know he got some of his fun for life from his momma! hope his car got fixed and good for him with his new accounts! He is a riot in the costume. A bold and happy soul!

Trisha said...

How wonderful that your son could laugh about this! He brought glory to God and made his Mama very proud. :)

e-Mom said...

Aha! Mystery solved. Your son is a born comedian! Love to laugh!!!

Have a wonderful (laughter-filled) weekend.


Rachel said...

WOW. I kept reading and reading and reading waiting for it to be a joke (like everyone else). I am so sorry about his car. I hope it's all working out for him.

And you have a beautiful attitude regarding the entire thing. :)


Ginny Marie said...

I sure wish I could laugh like that when bad things happen to me! Laughter is a gift!

Ma ~ said...

I love the picture of him in the Count Suit. My youngest son was afraid of The Count and when he would see a picture of him in a book we had, would say:

"Not that guy!"

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