Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2005.

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Oklahoma and Illinois -- Two Tales

Posted 16 January 2005

In Oklahoma over the break, I remember being on my way to a friend's house, and while at a stoplight I saw that there was a cop car to my right in the cross-traffic's left turn lane. As I watched I saw another cop pull out of a parking lot directly behind the first squad car. He then eased forward until he gently bumped into the backend of the first car.

Immediately the cop in the bumped car threw his door open and fell out onto the street. He cried out something, probably "Augh! My neck!" and just lay there sprawled out on the street. The second policeman just tapped his horn, though, and the first policeman grinned back at him and hopped back into his car. I'd never seen anything like it.

But now that I'm back in Illinois, I'll share another interesting tidbit. I got my phone bill -- $3.50. You know that mailing them the check will add another 10% to my bill? I'm thinking about waiting to mail it in. Sure, they'll add another $10 to my bill for late payment, but at least the cost of a stamp won't seem so high in comparison.

Actually, long story short, I made that last bit up. I'm definitely going to be paying my phone bill on time. It would be kind of moronic to establish bad credit over 37 cents.