Another embarrassing incident to a friend of my wife's and the story goes like this...
It was about 8:00 in the evening, and on a cold December night, Michelle was on her way home, after attending a meeting at school. She was driving on the outskirts of town where she lived, when she noticed and felt something was not right with the front end of the car. She didn't know if was a tire that was going to blow out or what the problem was, etc.
So, she pulled off the highway to take a look. She got out of the car and went around to the passanger side of the car to check things out, and she saw nothing unusual. So, she went back to get into the car to continue on her way home, etc. There was only one problem...she locked herself out of the car! Oops! What made matters worse...is she left the headlights on and the engine running! What to do? The only thing she could think of to do, was to break a window, but she didn't want to do that, because her husband would probably kill her...or maybe worse! It was cold outside, and she had to think of something fast!
She looked down the highway, and noticed there were store lights less than a mile...maybe a convenience store or a gas station...she hoped. (this was before cell phones) So, she decided the only thing she could do, was to start walking to the store to call for help! She figured it would take her about 15 minutes to walk to the store where she would call her husband to come and get her...so she started walking.
A few minutes after she left the scene, a police officer stopped at her car to check things out! What he found was sure interesting. An abandoned car; with engine running; headlights on; doors locked and nobody around! What was a police officer to think? Foul play , perhaps? The officer looked all around the area, to see if he could see anyone, but there was nobody. So, he called for help for other units to join in on a search!
Meanwhile (back at the ranch), or at the store where Michelle had walked to...she arrived and called her husband on the phone. From the phone booth outside, she looked back back up the highway where the car was parked, and noticed flashing lights near the car! The worry set in right away, and she thought something had happened to her car, etc. She told her husband she would meet him at the car, which was less than a mile north of the convenience store.
Worried...Michelle was now anxious to get back to the car, after seeing the flashing lights! As she walked faster and faster toward her car, she noticed more flashing lights in the area, and she could hear dogs barking in the distance! She didn't know what to think! She then noticed a low-flying helicopter, with a spotlight shining all over the place. "Who or what could they be looking for?" she thought to herself.
Huffing and puffing...she lumbered down the highway in the soft sand off the highway shoulder! She continued down the highway, and she knew something was not right where she left the car! As she got closer, there were more flashing lights; traffic backed up; and the sound of barking doge became louder; the helicopter flying low over-head...what could be wrong?
After a few minutes, she finally reached the scene, and as she hurried across the highway...almost out of breath...she went up to the first police officer she saw and asked, "Hello officer...my name is Michelle and that's my car parked over there! I locked myself out; left the engine running; left the headlights on and I went for help... is IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG?"
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Who and where are these researchers, who say that it is healthy to make a fool out of yourself?