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From the “What the hell???” files…

July 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The parking-lot ritual at BUR prior to the commute is simple enough. Through the gate, same parking spot as always, park the truck, grab my luggage, lock truck, tuck keys into the same pouch as always, and head to the shuttle bus stop. I’m happy with the routine. I’ve gotten so used to it that I don’t have to think about anything while I’m running it.

And then someone has to throw a monkey wrench into the whole mess.

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What the hell??? Someone removed these brand-new (and rather loud) Chuck Taylor’s from their luggage and placed them neatly right next to the bench at the shuttle stop. There appears to be some sort of cartoon-work printed on the canvas, though I don’t recognize any of the characters.

Now, being that they’re new…you’d have to figure that the person who left them paid hard earned money for them (for some reason). The person that bought them had to have a reason to purchase these (that is, unless they were actually a white-elephant gift). There must have been some desire to own these, and then wear them…rendering themselves ridiculous looking. And then to just be neatly abandoned at an employee shuttle bus stop at Burbank airport??

Of course, I refrained from touching them.  As an airline pilot, you’re taught to be suspicious of such things for security reasons. Who knows?! They could have been improvised explosive devices planted there by some clown from Al-Qaeda. Of course, I know that’s not likely, though. I’d imagine that the more likely explanation is that D.J. Jazzy Jeff works in the airport coffee shop and accidentally left them there at the shuttle stop.

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  • 1 Jeannen // Jul 26, 2008 at 4:09 am

    OMG – My SHOES?!?!??!

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