Thursday, October 14, 2004

Odyssey to Callback Land

I am still swamped at school, trying to make up for being gone yesterday...and I will eventually get something up about the second interview. However, here's the first tidbit in what I like to think of as my two day odyssey to "Callback Land."

I went to Enterprise Rent-A-Car after school on Tuesday to pick up my rental, so I could drive partway to "Callback Land" and spend the night -- trying to cut down on the five hour drive the next morning. And, because the dirty Diet Coke is rotting my brain, I forgot that I HATE Enterprise because they won't let you use a debit/credit card...something about you (the customer) being able to get the car and then clean out the account and end up being a total criminal. So, anyway, if you're going to use a debit/credit card they make you fill out an additional form that basically looks like an apartment lease or something (Name, Social, Address, REFERENCES, etc...). It's totally ridiculous. And one of the lines is "What is your purpose for renting this car?" So, now that you have the background (1 long paragraph), here's the punchline (about 3 lines).

Enterprise Guy: "You didn't fill out your purpose for renting the car."
Me: "Well, no. I don't really think it's any of your business."
EG: "Well, I have to put something."
Me: "How about trolling for hookers?"
EG: "Ummmmmm...I'll just put N/A."
Me: "You do that."

Anyway, that's how the trip started...and, as a final bit of hilarity, the car they gave me was called a Pontiac Vibe. Who thought that name up? The Enterprise Guy goes "Here's your vibe, you're gonna like it, it's a fun ride." I swear to god. I thought Diet Coke was gonna come out my nose, I was laughing so hard.

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