“And here’s the tow truck. What did I tell you?” the man asked his wife rhetorically.
The tow truck pulled up in front of the man’s car and the driver got out. “Is this here your car?”
“It is, and you’re not taking it anywhere, young man.”
“I gotta. The police said so.”
“Do you realize who I am?”
“No, but I’m the tow truck driver and you’d better call a taxi.”
“I see.” The man slipped his hands in his pockets and took a teacher-like stance before the tow truck operator. “It’s not what you do for a living, young Sir, it’s how you deal with a crisis that shows your true character.”
“Oh yeah? What’s that got to do with me?”
“I hope to teach you a lesson today. You are about to tow away an absolutely priceless car, and yet I remain calm. What would you do if you were in my position?”
“I’d probably start thumbing.”
“An excellent answer for one who has so little money.”
“Uh-huh. Except you said it doesn’t matter what I do for a living. If I had a better job, I might take a taxi too.”
“I think you’d have far more fun thumbing a ride, don’t you?”
The tow truck driver smiled and nodded.
Just then, the man’s wife emitted a high-pitched scream from the direction of the ditch. The man hurried around his car, bent, and then stood to address the tow truck driver. “My wife’s in labour! Call a fucking ambulance!”
The tow truck operator whipped out his phone. Three minutes later, the man stood back as the ambulance attendant loaded his wife into the back, to transfer her to hospital. As the man moved to join her, the tow truck driver held out and hand to stop him.
“What do you do for a living, anyway?” he asked the man.
“I’m a priest,” the man replied.
1. This started in my head with an opening sentence. By the time I finished and edited it, the sentence ended up in the middle. I find it a bit long-winded, but I’m too tired to edit any more. Hope you enjoy it.
2. I have no plans to write Adult Content fiction pieces for this challenge, but it happens, and it’s sometimes beyond my control if I’m to remain authentic to my muse. I will place a warning in the title of those posts which fall under the AC category.