Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

“First it’s sheltered in place. Now you tell me it is only Wednesday.”

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, we were there when Andrew and Larry met Cortez. He told them that the Asst DA was a person they should check. He gave them the hint to look for a connection between the ADA and Dixon. You remember Ned Dixon? He was the guy who we first met at the company that had the electronic pulverizing machine. Well, anyway we should get with Andrew and Larry. They have checked out of the hotel and are headed for the airport.

“What time’s the flight?”

“Four o’clock.”

“Ah, good. We don’t have to rush, and maybe we should take Cortez’s suggestion of using the back roads.”

“Yeah. Good idea. I wanted to ask you about that whole conversation.”

“I have to say, Andrew. It was very confusing to me too.”

“So, what do you think Cortez is up to now?”

“I don’t know, but I can say one thing.”

“What’s that?”

“I feel better about our decision on getting back to Boston.”

“I think it will give us a little more time to figure this out.”

“Not to mention not having to dodge major ordinance.”

“Ha, haha. Hey, did you just miss the cut-off road.”

“Damn. I did. Means we will have to take the freeway.”

“Wait, let me plug in the airport destination to my phone. Maybe there is another road that will get us there.”

“Go ahead and try, but if I know those mapping apps now that we are on the freeway, it will stick with it.”

“Boy, how right you are. This piece of crap has us on the highway, alright.”

“Just keep your eyes open. Now I have to wonder about Cortez’s advice.”

“How so?”

“If we take the highway, Tagget’s thugs may intercept us. What’s not to say if we took the backroads that Cortez’s goons wouldn’t be waiting.”

“Either way, we have a 50% chance of running into trouble.”

“Naw, I would say it’s more like 100%.”

“Whattya mean?”

“Look up ahead.”

“Looks like a big accident.”

“Or a set up by the ADA.”

“What should we do?”

“Hang on. I’m going to do a U-turn and cross the median. We are going back to that cut-off road.”

“This is illegal, Larry.”

“Well, it is better than having to shoot it out with the ADA’s people. There we are on our way back.”

“Except for one thing.”

“What’s that?”

“You don’t see those blue and red flashing lights behind us?”

“Crap.”

“Well said.”

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  1. Uh oh, this can’t be good.

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    1. No it can’t. Well, unless the cops are mearly going to pull them over to sell a ticket to the policeman’s ball. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. Somehow, I don’t think that’s gonna happen. 😉

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  2. That might not have been a good idea. Really suspicious to do that. Guess the chase was inevitable.

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    1. Turning around on the freeway is the best way to come to the attention of law enforcement. Especially if you leave nasty tire marks in the median turf. Yup. Nothing like a good chase scene. Thanks, Charles.

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      1. Tell that to my gps. It’s always yelling for me to do illegal u-turns.

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      2. Mine always says, “go to the route.”

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  3. They sound like a great cop duo team! The situation not so. 🙂
    Best Wishes,
    Charlotte

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    1. Thank you , Charlotte. Yes the wicket has become a little sticky today. 😁

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  4. What a time to miss your exit! Oh John, now we have to wait another week ??? I’m going to be as patient as Twiggy waiting for Friday.

    I hope your are all well. Stick to the back roads.

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    1. I think you are right, Dan. If Prince Charles can get the virus anyone can. (Where has he been anyway?)

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      1. I heard her retreated to a castle in Scotland. I don’t know if you follow The Whitechappel Whelk – it can be course – but – https://thewhelkwordpresscom.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/nation-to-honour-charles-and-camillas-decision-to-decamp-to-balmoral-with-minutes-applause/

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  5. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    OMG, I love the photo of Twiggy. I identify… 🙂 And the story, I confess to being impatient and wanting to know what’s next. Of course, that is what you hoped readers would feel. Great job!

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    1. Yes indeed. I want you to scream at me for not writing this story every day. I want the villagers to get torches, pitchforks and riot in the streets for another episode….Gee, Gwen. Coffee sure came early today. Thanks for the words and visit. 😀

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  6. I’m feeling the same as Twiggy this morning. 🙂 Great closer, John!

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks, Jill. (Twiggy has such a tough life.) 😊

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  7. These guys – it’s not safe to stay in town and apparently not safe to leave, either.

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    1. A bit of a conundrum I would say. Thanks, Teri.

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  8. Ah! Caught between a cop and a hard place?

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    1. So it would seem from here. Thanks, Keith.

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  9. Skies are ugly gray!

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    1. I think that’s the song on the radio.

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      1. Hum a few lines & I’ll join you at the chorus! 🙂

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  10. Lol… Nice little story, John.

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    1. Thank you, Kevin.

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  11. Oh, good — a chase!!

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  12. Yikes! They really are in a “double blind”… After that shootout on the highway (weeks ago) I’m really worried about our guys. LOL, for a second there I thought Gloria might do something with the GPS. (Feel free to remove that from this comment, on the outside chance that is where you were going.)
    Ah! Ned Dixon and the electronic pulverizing machine — great episodes! Thanks for the reminder, John. Have a snortin’ good hump day. Hugs.

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    1. No Gloria is having her hair done right now. She has to be called. Sometime later we will see her again.

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  13. Lol, the last line says it all 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie.

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  14. These guys gain clues, but can’t seem to catch a break in other ways. I’ll stand by until next week.

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    1. Hard luck team for sure. (Maybe they’ve done something to piss of the writer.)

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  15. The photo is really cool.
    I probably sit on the sofa like that sometimes. 🙂

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    1. Hahaha. Watch your neck.

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  16. Now for the chase. Question is, will it be East or West coast style. On the East Coast, the average car chase lasts about ten minutes. West coast? Five hours.

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    1. Hahaha. Well it is a clear shot to the airport but I’m not sure what the percentage will be in running.

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      1. Not great from where I’m sitting.

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  17. I didn’t consider that there would be problems taking the freeway.
    You sneaky one you…

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    1. I am sneaky. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Good thing you are also a sweetheart 😉

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      2. Aw. Thanks. That old Roger Miller song went through my head. “Dang me, dang me. They ought to take a rope and hang me.”

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      3. And now you’ve put it into mine!

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      4. So much for being a sweetie. 😀

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      5. Haha!
        Doesn’t change a thing!
        We’ll sing in harmony!

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      6. 🎶 Brother don’t you weep for meeee

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      7. Thought it was Woman would you weep for me!

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      8. Of course it is. Don’t know where brother came from. Maybe when we all were in the car driving to the fishing spot we changed the gender. A bunch of dopes singing to the radio. Yes we had open containers of beer too.

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      9. Haha! We do that, don’t we? Change the words to suit our needs. Another story for your autobiography…

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  18. Yikes! Trouble at every turn for these two! Great episode!

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    1. Capital T for sure.

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    Maybe they will get an escort out of town:)

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    1. OH, what a good idea, Denise.

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  20. I’ll say it again. Oh, crap.

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  21. I missed this last week, so when I saw today’s pop up, I knew I better come back and read this one first. Good thing I did, else I’d have been scratching my head and saying, “Huh???” And now, while the adrenaline is flowing, I shall move forward to today’s episode …

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