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Beautiful Impression of a Tire Track

Victim: Jim Bezdan
Date added: 9/8/2002

 

While driving home from work the other night with my Palm m515 sitting next to me in the passenger seat, dressed in it's sleek black leather EB Slipper case, I had to make a sudden U turn. I heard a thump on the right side of the car, but didn't think anything of it. When I arrived home, I went around to the passenger side to unload all of my stuff from the passenger seat. Since it was late, I didn't take a full inventory of what I was removing from the car, but instead scoped it all up and went inside. As soon as I opened the door to the house, I was immediately informed that I must go to the grocery store. I set my stuff down and rushed there and back.

The next morning, I couldn't find my Palm. I assumed that I had left it in the car, or possibly back at the office. On my way out to the car, I found it sitting there, in the gravel, with a beautiful impression of a BF Goodrich P185 70R14 tire track design in the once smooth leather cover. It must have fallen between the door and the seat during the U turn, then to the driveway when I opened the door. Needless to say, the screen was broken. Fortunately, I had purchased a replacement service plan on it when I bought it from CompUSA. They gladly exchanged it for a new unit, no questions asked, and I was up and running again after the new unit's battery was charged. I was only out the cost of a new service plan.

Jim Bezdan
Mechanicsville, VA

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