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.


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

  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

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

  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...."

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

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

  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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