A huge storm passed through the Denver metro area last night. Steve’s house happened to be smack dab in the middle of it all. So Steve, in his infinite wisdom, decided he was going to avoid the storm and drive around it. He just purchased a brand new AUDI and there was no way he was going to put his prize possession in harm’s way. After all, it’s his dream car. He’s spent years saving money for this purchase.
After the show, he headed north on C-470 up to I-70. He stopped at a mall in Lakewood to take cover in a parking garage to protect the car from the impending storm. Steve’s friends are texting him and tracking the system’s progress and its’ general direction. After being parked for about an hour or so, he notices blue skies to the west. He starts the drive into the foothills with the goal of going to the Eisenhower tunnel if he has to. As he’s cruising through the mountains, he spots the exit for the Central City Parkway and figures, why not? Go to the Isle, watch the basketball game, do a little gambling and then head home. The storm will surely have passed by that time. This is what offers Steve peace of mind. Besides, Slacker and Steve have a friend who bartends at the Isle. This rationalizes Steve’s decision to drive west and far. Steve calls Slacker and asks if he wants to say “Hi” to their buddy. At that point it dawns on Slacker that Steve is in Blackhawk! WTF?
He now knows, with that car, he can outrun any storm at any time…along with spending $50.00 in gas and losing $100.00 in 3 card poker! Well worth it in Steve’s mind…
Is Steve a Tool or a Genius?
I rode my motorcycle home last night just before the storm hit my neighborhood. I did consider waiting it out, but I never considered outrunning it! A couple of years ago, we had a similar storm hit my area late at night. We had some people over and all 6 cars were totaled by the hail that pummeled the area! I get what Steve was so concerned about. I just don’t know if I would simply run away from Mother Nature! I’d classify Steve as a man with too much time on his hands!
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