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.
I gave Benny’s van some special red dots on all four of his tires.
And since his Pick-up truck was sitting there …
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 …..