Fun_People Archive
14 Apr
Urban survival tips.

Date: Fri, 14 Apr 95 16:10:05 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Urban survival tips.

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: Mike Olson <>
Forwarded-by: (Jim Frew)
From: "Moran, Chris" <>

Someone decided that it would be a good idea to park their Ford Escort
with a "For Sale" sign in front of my house. I put up with this for
three days or so, as I couldn't locate the owner among my immediate
neighbors. I was getting sick of looking at it, so late Friday night I
had an inspiration.

I went out to the garage and got a big ol' yellow tire crayon, with
which I wrote on the back window "MPD (as in Martinez Police Department)
328300 (official-sounding random six digit number) 3-7-95". I then
marked the position of the tires with yellow marks pointing down at the
pavement. Sure enough,  next morning the owners came to claim their
vehicle, fearing it would be towed as abandoned! File in your bag of

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []