Nov 022014
 

What’s the best story someone else has recently told you (in person, preferably)? Share it with us, and feel free to embellish — that’s how good stories become great, after all.

I couldn’t think of a recent story I could repeat, but this is one of the better ones I heard second-hand.

When my daughter Sara was about 13, she had a friend spend the night. I was working 3rd shift at the time, so I was asleep during the day and it fell upon my husband Mike to take her friend home.

They, Sara, Mike and Sara’s friend Sue, had been joking around all morning. As they headed to the car, Mike jokingly held the keys in front of Sue and asked, “Do you want to drive?” She said, “Sure!” and snatched the keys out of his hand.

On the key ring was a key fob that unlocked the doors remotely. As Sue was about to push one of the buttons, Mike said, “Just don’t push the…” right as she depressed the red panic button. The piercing car alarm caused poor Sue to jump and throw the keys to the ground. After panicking with the car for a few seconds, she picked the keys back up and frantically tried to press every button except the panic button, the only button that would have disabled the alarm.

Mike and Sara were completely disabled by the panic button. They were too busy rolling around on the ground howling with laughter to help poor panicked Sue and the panicked car.

I slept through the entire event, but they had quite the story to tell me when I awoke.

The Daily Post writing prompt – Second-Hand Stories

Jul 012008
 

I’ve heard a couple of podcasts now that are playing stories from dead record labels and I was wondering about the legality of it all. I have a bunch myself that I’d love to podcast, but I don’t know where or if I need to seek permission. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

I’d ask the podcasters that are doing it, but I couldn’t find any info on one of them and the other didn’t answer or didn’t get my email.

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