Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Very Special RED DOT TIRES & the Practical Joke

I know I had mentioned before but last spring, we purchased a new car.
The car, for some reason, came with little red dot stickers on each tire.
Now, I don’t know why there were red dots on the tires, but I didn’t bother removing them, knowing that eventually they would fall off.
Right after our car purchase, our neighbors, Ben & Linda, were admiring our new car and the subject of the red dots came up.
Benny, when I asked him why there would be red dots on a tire said,
“Those are the Red Dot Tire Brand of tires.”
I looked at his face closely to see if he was joking because I’ve never heard of the “Red Dot Tire Company”.  He didn’t look like he was joking.  I sorta convinced myself that he wasn’t making it up simply because … well, why would someone make something like that up?
Throughout the summer, every time Ben would see our car, he would always comment about the red dots still being on our tires. I really had expected them to fall off sooner, but they clung (like a stink bug on the screen right before the vacuum sucks them up).
By mid summer, I figured out for sure that Benny was teasing me.  There is no “Red Dot Tire Company”.    But I didn’t tell Ben that I knew he was joking.
I bought some red dot stickers at Walmart.
And this past Sunday morning, when I knew Ben and Linda weren’t home.
100_4584 I gave Benny’s van some special red dots on all four of his tires.
100_4583 And since his Pick-up truck was sitting there  …
100_4585 I gave his truck some red dots too.
So, I went home and waited for the phone call from Benny to yell at me about his red dots …
I waited and waited …. but no phone call came.
So yesterday, I was outside racking some leaves.  Benny was outside racking some leaves and here’s how the conversation went, once he saw me outside.
Benny: “Hey Cathy, you remember how you had red dots on your tires?”
Me, trying to keep from laughing: “oh yes, I do!”
Benny, with really puzzled look on his face:  “well, I came home the other day and now I have red dots on my tires too!  As soon as I saw them, I thought of you!  But …..
I don’t know how they got there!”
Me, not believing that he really doesn’t suspect me of doing it:  “I dunno Benny, maybe there’s a red dot fairy giving special people red dots on their tires?”
Benny, laughing at the thought, but then said: “I think maybe when I pay for parking they put the dots on the tires.”   …. But I have dots on 8 tires and I haven’t taken my truck  ….   “
So at this point, I realize that he really does not suspect me at all and he is completely perplexed by how in the world red dots appeared on his tires.
I was called away from the conversation by the grandson, jumping in the leaves.
I just now looked and he hasn’t removed the red dots from his tires. 
I have some blue dots that will go nicely with red dots.


And hubby said that he would put red dots on his motorcycle tires and sit it out so that Benny can see it…..
I’ll keep y’all posted …. 

Happy Day!


Cat Haven Crafts said...


Anonymous said...

Yea Cathy. Isn't it fun to be evil!
Welcome to my life. I think this is hilarious!

Casserole Carol

Lisa said...

That is too funny!

Sheila said...

What a cute practical joke! I can't wait for the next update!
Everyone needs to have fun like this-but becareful of the rebound!


Anonymous said...

Hello Cathy,
Just discovered you today via a blog. I have enjoyed looking at your work. I have not made a wool candle mat but am seriously thinking about doing so. I am wondering if you offer kits with your patterns?
Your story today left a smile on my face--keep us posted if any of the other colored dots "show up" : ).
Beverly in WA

Darlene said...

That's too funny! I love practical jokes.

Tanya said...

That is hilarious!!! That is sooooooooo funny that you got to 'tease' him back like he did you, only he doesn't even have a clue! How extremely funny is that? :)))

I love that you thought of the stickers! what a hoot!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

hahahahahahah, this was great lunchtime entertainment!!!! It ought to be hilarious when he realizes you are the culprit!! will keep witing for more.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the laugh, I enjoyed your story!!

appleberrycottage said...

Maybe later, switch all the dots to blue. But, you will have to do your car, too, so that he doesn't suspect you!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Oh Cath, too funny and so cleaver of you! Plz do keep us posted:)

Kathy said...

That's a riot Cath! Ya' should put one of those stitckers on your forehead...and maybe your grandson's too. Then go pay a visit to your neighbor and see if he gets it! Can't wait to see how the story goes!

Shirley said...

Hi Cathy, I needed a chuckle tonight and your post succeeded doing just that. It was funny. I think I will ask my son that is a practical joker if he knows where I can find some red dot tires. just to see what he will say. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend

Anonymous said...

love it. how fun!

West Side of Straight said...

Oh that is so o o o funny! Keep up the good work!

Linda said...

LOL!! Keep it going!

Bari Jo said...

Baaaahahahaha sounds like you live in a fun neighborhood! hee hee

Pokey said...

This is too good to be true, love these kind of jokes on friends!

Sandi said...

Too funny!!! So glad you shared so we could all smile. :-)

Sandy said...

Thank you for making me funny!