I was driving down our street on the way to pick up my son from school. When I saw this…
I couldn’t help it. I had a burning desire to swerve over and gun it. Who wouldn’t want to indulge in a Dukes of Hazard moment?
Especially when driving a Dodge Grand Caravan minivan which basically has been a reminder that all my life’s hard work and ambition has been for nothing. I desperately wanted to be alive just for moment!
So like Ralph Phillips in the old cartoons, the real world slowly faded around me. It was just me and the ramp. I swerved to the side, stepped on the accelerator and aimed my… wait can’t drive a minivan, hmm something cooler? How about a Jeep with bad ass suspension? Oh and a roll cage (I’m can’t get that far from my practical side.) …aimed my Jeep at the ramp .
The ramp rattled and shook as my speed launched me up the incline then WHOOSH!
I was airborne! Like an evil metal bird I sailed forward. The Jeep tilted slightly I wasn’t going to land straight.
WHAM! First one tire then the other three impacted the pavement. The Jeep and I bounced and rocked. I tried to hold it steady as I slowed down.
Finally I was back on the road docilely drive to get my son from school in my minivan with no one the wiser about my impulse control issue.
That minivan… would be pretty awesome with orange paint and a horn that plays Dixie…!
Can’t believe you really did it. =)