Sunday, January 07, 2001

Do ya ever have something funny happen to you that is really hard to explain with words, but you think that making a diagram or even better, a movie of it would make it as funny for the recipient of the story as it was for you? Well, I had something funny happen the other day. I was at the movie theater parking lot with Peter. We had just pulled into a spot next to a parking spot that was partially occluded by a numbskull who doesn't know how to park straight. Along comes a car and pulls into the spot that's smaller than average. He's got like 6 people in the car with him and it looked as if someone said "Hey, man, we're not going to be able to get out of the car in this spot," or something like that. The guy pulls out of the spot directly behind me and well, he has a bit of difficulty maneuvering his vehicle. It's as if he's not sure which way to turn in order to get to the other spot and he's amazed that he's all of a sudden gotten himself into a wee bit of a tight spot. I know, it doesn't sound funny, but trust me, it was. Here's a Flash animation that I made of the event. Maybe this will help you see the humor in it. :-) You'll need Flash 4 or higher in order to view it. If you don't have Flash installed, you can download the free viewer here.

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