8/17/2014

Bloodmobile

Story Sent in by Arlene:

I was waiting by the food court in a mall to meet Dan for our first date when he called me. "Are you ready to be freaked out? I'm at level P1 in the parking garage."

When I found him, he showed me the front of his car. There was a giant red, sticky stain across the bumper and the hood, as if he'd hit something that bled a lot.

"Oh my God," I said, "What did you hit?"

"That's the thing," he said, "I found it that way this morning. It was on the street overnight but I didn't hear or see anything. Something... or someone must've smacked into it. Freaky, huh?"

It was freaky. He stared at it for a while, then said, "Ready for lunch?"

I asked, "Are you going to call the cops or something?"

He laughed. "So they'll think I killed someone? Nah. I'll just go for a car wash later on."

The date went all right. We ate at a restaurant inside the mall and walked around outside a bit, but he seemed preoccupied the whole time. I asked him, "Are you worried about your car?"

"Yeah," he said, "I should probably bring it in for a wash sooner than later." He then gave me a quick hug and said, "Best of luck!" before speed-walking away.

He called me an hour and a half later. He said, "I was pulled over on my way to the car wash. They think I killed somebody. Will you be a witness to tell them I was with you?"

I said to him, "But it happened before I even met you today. You said you found it that way this morning."

There was a long pause. Finally, he said, "You're no help," and he hung up on me. That was the last I heard from him.

8 comments:

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  2. ...what does Carrie White have to do with anything...?

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  3. It's a reference to the blood being dumped on her. Never mind. It's hard to type out your thoughts sometimes, I suppose. :D

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  4. That's what you get for dating Chunky Horse's chauffeur, OP.

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  5. "No sir osiffer, I found it like this in the morning."

    "No sir osiffer, this isn't my car. I'm just holding it for a friend."

    "You see osiffer, I let my cousin borrow my car last night. Well...he isn't actually my cousin. He is my friend's cousin. Well not actually my friend, just this guy I kinda sorta know form this one party I went to...."

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  6. Darn, I should have gone with a Chunky Horse reference instead! Good one!

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  7. @Jaci - I guess it helps to know your audience :) I would have gotten the Carrie White reference, maybe. Or maybe Christine?

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  8. I'd have gotten the Carrie White reference, too. I'm surprised someone didn't, to be honest.

    This guy...I don't understand why he wouldn't have washed off the blood BEFORE his date O.o

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