The Car is Lost


It’s either way too early in the day, or the night wasn’t any near long enough. Three of us from the New York office had flown into London last night and expected to meet with our best customers in London early. Jet-lag had my body feeling like I had 5 more hours to sleep.

Where is our rental car, or should I say hire car, we were looking all over the parking lot – whoops, the car park. “Darn this new language!” ran through my mind. We’d left the car’s leasing papers in it, so we didn’t have a copy of the license-number – whoops, Number Plate.

We intended to stay together, but one of our party wandered off, but we kept looking, more like guessing and trying our keys in cars at random, those that looked a likely. Then we heard John calling from near the hotel, “I think I found it! In the lot on the other side of the building.”

Sure enough, our keys worked, and the sales literature we left in it the night before were there. It was our car, we’d make it to our appointment on time, If I remember to drive on the left side and not have an accident.

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One more entry for Sunday Photo Fiction writing challenge for January 22, 2017


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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5 Responses to The Car is Lost

  1. Let’s hope there are no accidents on the way. Good story Mike. I love the corrections of language into the only proper one 😉

  2. I liked the laidback ambience that you created, albeit with a touch of mild sarcasm. Well written.

  3. Never drive a car in London!!!!!

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    Interesting tale. The differences in language, even small ones – dialect and slang, can make new places more difficult to be in. Driving on the correct side of the road would be a hard one. I’d have to practice that one a bit first.

  5. Ah, America and the U.K., two countries separated by a common language. So many people seem to lose their own cars in large lots let alone rental cars. Good story and writing, Mike. 😀 — Suzanne

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