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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Giant Red Cube



You see the black car in the back? That's my Mitsubishi. I parked it there and shortly after the spot in front of mine got available. This silver-gray Mitsubishi that you see in the picture parked in front of me. I didn't notice that until he used his remote control to lock his doors a couple of times. That little honk his Mitsu made sounded exactly like mine, that's how it got my attention.
I don't know what this guy's problem was, and why he was remotely locking it several times. He acted like a German who parks on a New York City street for the first time :-)

The fun thing was that I was far away from him and still had my remote control in my pocket. While he was leaving, I pressed my key which made my car honk and sound exactly like his car. He turned around and I could see his confusion even from that distance.

So what did he do? Of course...pressed his remote control button again. So did I. So did he. So did I - a couple of times perfectly in sync. This went on for minutes...great entertainment :-)
At some point he probably noticed that someone is playing a game with him and walked away.

Not really a funny story? Well, that's about as much fun as one can have in Lower Manhattan on a cold Sunday night. That's seriously it. So be glad you are not there right now and let me remotely lay your eyes on this giant red cube.

14 comments:

Sjoerd said...

I love these kinda jokes. The fact that it could be a German makes it even funnier (im Dutch...hehe)

Oliver said...

As soon as you speak out a single joke about Germans the Dutch are around and laughing...unbelievable ;-)

Sjoerd said...

I got such a vivid image from that story :) When things don't go as planned, or when stuff doesn't work as it should the Germans get a bit nervous as they might lose control. Priceless.

Sjoerd said...

oh btw, I dont know how I got on this site, but beautiful pics :)

Oliver said...

True.
Feel free to re-visit any time. I don't promise more Germany-jokes, but there will be more pictures for sure.

Gary said...

Hi Oliver, Love this shot. Came to your site through twitter. Not sure how we know each other, but our company has an office in that building behind the cube.

Anonymous said...

That's just hilarious, something I would do as well! LOL

Larry said...

Actually, a very funny story and is what I needed to help me get through the day.

Kenneth said...

Your cityscapes are amazing! You just started following me on Twitter, which is how I found your site.
Interesting prospect: 2 Germans, back-to-back, both driving Japanese cars.

Judy said...

I just laughed so hard I spit out my dinner- that is hysterical!

Oliver said...

I'm happy to make someone laugh, but I'm a bit sory for your dinner :-o

snirgel said...

i don't wanna hear any jokes about germans from a dutch on this blog :)....but yeah, i know what u guys mean: we germans are....special..?

Oliver said...

But I'm kind of interested - I don't know any of those.

snirgel said...

@oliver jaja...is klar nö...

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