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I Couldda Had a V-8 or Just Rewards
by Paul Berube
Tuesday, October 21, 2003

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Faced with many challenges teenagers put your skills to the test after putting dents and scratches to your car.

A little skit I thought you might enjoy.
Here are the characters :
Dad / Me
Laurie / Daughter
Julie / Mom

Laurie:   Dad, can I borrow the car?
Dad :     Where are you off to?
Laurie :  I'm picking up Cathy and we're headed to the mall.
Dad :     Yeah! I suppose so.

Dad :     Here's ten bucks, put some gas in the car. 
             By the way, do me a favor, mom asked me
             to pick up the dry cleaning and get her
             prescription refill. Be a sweetheart and run
             the errands for me.

Fifteen minutes pass as I hear her talking to someone on
the telephone while getting ready for her shopping trip.

Brriinnnnggggg!! She answers the phone. After a 30 second conversation.

Laurie :  Dad, I won't need the car after all.
Dad :     Oh?
Laurie :  Cathy is using her mother's car.
              Thanks anyway. Sorry I won't be able
              to run the errands for you.

Her friend arrives and they leave.

Mom had been in the basement doing laundry. She comes
upstairs, sits beside me, kisses my cheek and says,

Julie :    " Honey, thanks for picking up the dry
              cleaning and my prescription yesterday."






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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/22/2009
lol. It must be hard to play it cool the whole time. Great story. Enjoyed this glimpse. Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 12/27/2003
Hunh? I never do stuff like that. (Yeah, right.) Thanks for the reality check - and the laugh.

Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 10/22/2003
Paul this is life in its essence....wonderful writing...enjoyed..floria
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 10/22/2003
Oh Paul, this is priceless!! Such a real slice of life.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 10/22/2003
Paul....excellent write my friend....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Esra Karatash Alpay 10/21/2003
Great insight to teenagers!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/21/2003
Thanks for sharing Paul,makes us see how very much we are all alike ;-)Well done!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 10/21/2003
ha ha..that was great Paul, I loved it,

Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 10/21/2003
Good laugh! Thanks for reviewing my poems!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 10/21/2003
Been there too, 3 times over. A great slice of life, Paul
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/21/2003
Hehehehe...such is life...good one Paul!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/21/2003
A great taste of life! Thanks for the sharing :-)
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 10/21/2003
Great write!
Reviewed by Trixie Love 10/21/2003
Paul, I know where you're

Great write...

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 10/21/2003
Oh, I love it. It gets scary, our memory, our kids growing up, but that's life. Well done, Paul!
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 10/21/2003
:) Wonderful, Paul! I saw my 12 yr. old backing the truck into the driveway, and almost flipped out! Her father's been 'teaching' her on the sly...she can't wait for her license! I can!
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 10/21/2003
*grin* I think that same conversation takes place in my house quite often! Especially that 'yesterday' part! Good one Paul. Lisa
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 10/21/2003
Been here before,
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