Friday, November 25, 2005

The Automatic Garage Door

Narrated by: Morgan Freeman

It was a beautiful chilly Friday Morning in November. Just like any normal week day, a young man named Jonno leaves for work. Jonno walks to his car, which is on the third level of a parking garage. He gets into his car and quickly turns on Howard Stern. Jonno waits for a few minutes to warm up his car. He realizes that just like any other day, he is running late. Jonno backs out of his parking spot and goes down a ramp to exit the parking garage. At the end of a downhill ramp is an automatic garage door. This auomatic garage has a sensor, and once the car is close to the door, the garage door goes up. As Jonno gets close to the garage door, it would not go up. Jonno then thinks to himself "Well, this is strange." But he refuses to panic. After over a year of using this automatic garage door, this same situation has ocurred once before. So what Jonno did that time, was reverse and then try again and the automatic garage door worked. Given that success, he thought he would try that again. Jonno reversed his car and then went forward again. The garage door did not go up. And this time Jonno was only a few feet away from the garage door on a downhill slope. Jonno was not sure what to do. He quickly thought about honking his horn, hoping that somebody that worked in the garage would come to his aid. But he decided not to. Jonno knew he had to reverse, but was a bit worried because of the closenes to the door and the downhill position of the ramp. So he knew he had to reverse as quickly as possible, to ensure that the car went backwards. With Jonno's foot on the brake, he put his car in reverse. He then quickly put his foot on the accelerator and for some unfortunate reason the car went forward and straight into the garage. Jonno in complete shock, realized he had just completely destroyed the automatic garage door and wrecked his car. It was almost like a scene out of a Vin Diesel action movie. In many people's eyes Jonno may be looked at, as an idiot, douche bag, or a retard. But to many people on the third floor parking garage, Jonno is recognized as a hero. Now, nobody will ever have to deal with the automatic garage door not working, thanks to Jonno's courageous act of bravery.

I'm out!

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