Wednesday, December 5, 2007

ABC Wednesday – T is for Team Towing Truck Tows Taxi

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I saw it with my own eyes, a Broadway taxi moving tediously up the inclined bed of a Team Towing truck as the tow truck driver toiled alongside, toggling the switch.

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This travesty--an inoperable taxi in downtown Portland--continued as the tow truck trundled toward me.

Imagine the conversation with me, if you will, between the two people standing on the corner:

Man: "I tried and tried to get the engine to turn over, m'am. It's too bad you'll have to go to the trouble of waiting on another taxi to take you to Tualatin Trophy and Awards on SW Teton Avenue."

Lady: "Yes, it's a trying turn of events, but there's plenty of time for another taxi to get me there so that I can take a look at the engraving on my son Trowbridge's trophy. You know, he's the tailback on the team that took first place in their division."

Man: "Thanks for your understanding, m'am. Yes, m'am, you told me about the trophy. I've already telephoned for your taxi."

Lady: "Thanks for taking the time. I'll find time later today to tell the taxi company this tale and to talk up your talents!"

Man and Lady, waving off camera: "Toodle-ooh, taxi!"

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Th-th-th-that's all folks!

23 comments:

Olivier said...

voila un beau photo reportage, et un très bon choix pour l'abécédaire.
Voila a beautiful photo essay, and a very good choice for the Abecedaire

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

That title is a total hoot! LOL

Fun pix and story. Thanks for the laugh, Lynette.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Someone has been looking out for those T's this week. :) Now the taxi driver has to pay the tow company for the ride.

Lara said...

agree with Fenix - great word game :)! And delicious story!

mrsnesbitt said...

Strangely enough I nearly posted our pick up...it is a Toyota!
Great pic & story!

Joy said...

Better that taxi than my car getting towed :D Nice buildings, by the way.

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RuneE said...

That taxi-towing told this theme's treasure!

dot said...

I got terribly tongue tied trying to read this terrific typing!

Ackworth Born said...

tis a totally terrific tale

tenforty said...

LOL, love the imaginary conversation, and the pics! http://technorati.com/blogs/tenforty.blogspot.com?reactions

kml said...

A great bunch of T photos and words!

Andrea said...

Great "T" post. Made me laugh.

Jim Baker said...

wow... that sure is a lot of T's. Classic moment capture too, I've yet to see a taxi towed.

i'm new to the ABC world... so I'm stopping by to say hello.

you can see my post here

jim baker

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi there, I enjoyed your post, as usual.

Annie said...

Lynette, if you could see me now, you would see that I am bowing before the mistress (you) of the T's.

HoodPhotography said...

So many T's!!!!!!! LOL!

Peter M said...

I wonder if the truck driver kept his meter running. Can't remember have I left u a comment b4

• Eliane • said...

Th-th-th-that's very cool. Especially the last picture whith the taxi in motion. Great colors too.

Nicole said...

That's funny and great!
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Neva said...

I am not sure how I missed your ABC Wed....this is awesome!! Good "T".....I am wondering what everyone will do for ""U"! See you Wed.

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