Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fueling The Economic Recovery!

Along with buying a new house, we also bought a new car this past weekend. We looked at a couple of beastly SUV/gas pigs, but then eventually bowed to environmental guilt by buying a mid-size, 6-cylinder SUV that averages about 20 mpg. We'll make do with one vehicle for now, and then we'll buy a sedan next month after we get settled-in to the new house. The SUV will be Mrs. TBF's so that she can ride high. I'll take the sedan, lean the seat back, and ride low.

That's how we roll!

While in one of the showrooms, we sat inside a sedan (to see if I fit). As Mrs. TBF was getting out of the passenger seat, she noticed she was sitting on something. It turned out to be a shopping list that had fallen out of somebody's pocket or handbag. Naturally, I told Mrs. TBF we had to keep it so I could try to return it to its rightful owner.

Aaaaahhhhhhh, the power of the internet!

It's a good thing I covered up the person's middle initial and last name in the photo because... I just went to Yahoo People Search and found the person's address and phone number in about five seconds. It turns out that she lives about five minutes from our temporary apartment. How convenient!!

I hate to think about the "strain" Maria's been under these past few days because she lost her shopping list. I think we might have to drop off an anonymous care package for her this evening.

Don't worry, Maria! You'll soon have strong bones, white teeth, and be strain-free! We're coming!!!!!

6 comments:

Michael said...

Oh you're such a good citizen!!!!

Expat Traveler said...

lol.... Wouldn't want to upset the poor woman.

CanadianSwiss said...

You are just too kind!

Melinda said...

OMGOSH!!!! you crack me up!!!!

Melinda said...

we can totally tell you and the Mrs. have moved back to the states!! Because there is soooooooooooooo much more things to do there, then in Basel. So the blog gets neglected! haha! :) Here is to wishing you and the Mrs. an Happy Thanksgiving! :)

The Big Finn said...

Melinda - Has it been three months already? Wow! I'll post again soon. Promise! (I think...)