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Once again! Vandals!
There it was again!
If you have ever returned to your car or truck only to find that message "Wash Me!" scratched from the road dust on your vehicle's back window, you may know why that irks me.
It doesn't take much accumulation of the road dust to occasion such a message, and it became so frequently added when our car was in the driveway, that I determined to find out who the guilty culprit was.
My "detective spirit" just got the best of me. I installed a security camera to surveill our car.
The fingered messages stopped!
That was good, as far as it went, but it didn't stop the "Wash Me!" messages.
It had to be a gang of frustrated finger painters.
I would come out of our field office sometimes for lunch with my wife, or at the end of the day, and there it was waiting to greet me: "Wash Me!"
All that continued until one day when my wife and I drove to our post office where the small staff usually meant a long wait in line.
I told Margie she could wait in the car or come in with me.
She opted to avoid standing in line.
Surprisingly there was no line inside, and I was in and out in the shortest time ever.
To my surprise, Margie was behind our car, and wiping off two dirty fingers.
Mirror image of the other times!
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