This Actually Happened – December 10th, 2011

The previous edition of This Actually Happened dealt with a dreadful topic, and failed to provide the usual laughs. For this week’s post, I will share two stories in an effort to make up for ruining anyone’s enjoyment of a random Saturday night drunken hookup!

Wow That’s Small

Making online purchases has many perks, but there are some drawbacks. First, the more people shop for goods on the internet, the fewer jobs will be available. There is also the problem of not being able to fully inspect the product before it arrives. Things don’t always go as smoothly as one may hope. I’m sure by now, everyone is familiar with the bestselling personal finance book of all time, Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach their Kids by Robert Kiyosaki. My cousin decided to purchase a copy, but instead of going to the bookstore, which is what I am all about, he elected to buy the book online. Most sites offer copies for around ten bucks, and my cousin chose He was ready to make the purchase until he noticed a special offer; there was a copy for only two dollars. Who the heck wouldn’t take that offer? He bought the book and awaited its arrival. How great it must have felt to save some money; most people love bargains. He received the package and opened it. He couldn’t believe his eyes; the book was ridiculously tiny. Not only was it super small, but his copy was an abridged version. This is why online will never replace the bookstore experience! BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

Paying The Toll

Thursday evening, I received a call from @EFidalgo12, in which we discussed a few job opportunities. He works in downtown Boston and enjoys an easy commute; our neighborhood is a short drive from the heart of the city. The conversation was winding down, when out of nowhere he yelled, “FUCK!” He repeated the word two more times before I asked, what. His reply was music to my ears. He said, “I just got on the fucking pike!” Elation over took me and I cheered as if the great Tim Tebow scored another game-winning touchdown. He repeated his wonderful expression, once more, and I said, “I have to go!” There would be no quick and easy drive on this “Thirsty Thursday!” I held back my laughter and exclaimed, “enjoy the toll!” For those of you who do not live in the Greater Boston area, allow me to elaborate. There are several ramps which lead to the Massachusetts Turnpike. When navigating the city streets, motorists must be careful to avoid these entrances. I’m pretty sure every driver has made the mistake at least once. There are absolutely zero exits from the city, until one arrives at the Brighton tolls. This has to be the most annoying mistake a driver can make. I don’t have any statistics to back up my claim, but I am sure that this mistake is the reason why most Boston drivers are assholes! BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

     The Gators are preparing for their January 1st bowl game against the Buckeyes. (The game has been dubbed “The Urban Meyer Bowl!”)


     Be sure to check back tomorrow for a preview of next week’s posts! (I will introduce a new weekly entry for Mondays!)


Published by Peter Teixeira

First and foremost, I enjoy writing stories. I recently completed my first novel, and I successfully co-wrote a short film script, which won the grand prize in the words made easy competition.

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