July 14, 2004

It's a strange world

We all lose things--keys, cell phones, receipts. It's not every day you lose your oil filler cap.

I thought I had lost it at an Indiana gas station on the drive from Denver to Ann Arbor back in May. It was late, I was in a hurry, I had to pop the hood to put oil in my car. When I next popped the hood two weeks ago and found my oil filler cap missing, I couldn't think of anywhere else it could have gone. I couldn't think why anyone would have stolen it. Unless, of course, they were on drugs.

So I got online and ordered a new one. Today, I found my old one. It was in the parking lot at work. One of the small metal teeth that hold it in place had been sheared off, so I guess that's how it fell off. Why it fell off in the parking lot at work is a question I can't answer.

Coincidentally, the UPS guy delivered the new filler cap today. I barely managed to catch him before he drove away, and he gave me the box. It was marked "American Red Cross. Albumin (Human) USP. 5% solution."

Inside was an invoice and the requested oil filler cap for a 1985 Subaru.

That's a human ear all right.

Posted by Carey at July 14, 2004 10:00 PM