Wednesday, May 17, 2017

When I was young, the answer

Truth is stranger than fiction for sure, and evidently this one wasn't as easy as I thought it was, only easy for me because I knew the answer, but I want you all to know that I am really impressed with the way you go over the facts and reasonably explain your answers.

To begin with is the story that got the most votes by a long shot (OK bad pun here);

Miriam E Allgood had a finance company in my hometown, Mrs. Allgood knew my family and had most likely loaned money to the majority of us at one time or another, she was always serious when it came to money and had in fact told me that she needed collateral before she would loan any money to me.

I did walk into her office with my .22 rifle and she wrote down the serial number and gave me the loan, looking back I know that rifle wasn't worth the money I was asking for, and what surprises me more than her not asking for a cosigner, was she didn't hold the car title for collateral.

# 1 is true I did use my gun to buy my first car.

Followed by the story with the second highest believers as false;

Mom always loved a Monte Carlo, and the step dad did wreck hers and replaced it with the Gran Torino that was pictured in the previous post.

I did race my Mom in my Monte Carlo against her Gran Torino, I won by tricking her into spinning her tires while I drove away, I traded cars with her and made her happy to get back into a car she loved, while gaining a 73 Gran Torino sport for myself.

# 2 is also true because I raced my Mom to trick her back into her dream car.

Now for the tale that received only one vote;

The last scenario is the false one, I did trade the Torino for a GMC pickup, I had no problem with that trade, ole Dean jumped right on it, he did change out the tires and wheels later on, but it was not my idea nor did this have anything to do with the deal and it did not cost me anything.

# 3 is false because I never had to pay to have my car look normal so I could trade it.

Delores from Mumblings was the first to comment on this and after I was slightly confused with her answer at first, she told me that 1 and 2 were true.

Delores was the only one to answer correctly this week, and she has been added to the True Winners section, stop by and give her a visit, congratulations Delores.

24 comments:

  1. Wow, does this mean you're getting to be a better liar...I mean story teller? Only one person saw through your car tales. LOL Congratulations, Delores.

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    1. Good morning Jean, I prefer "story teller" ha ha, it sounds better anyway.

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  2. Wow, that was the one I believed most likely! Buyers always seem to try to get more for nothing.

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    1. Hi Bijoux, you are right on that buyers do try to get the most for their money.

      I have an idea for Monday that I think you will like.

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  3. Guess I'm an easy one to pull the wool over my eyes.

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    1. I think that I just got lucky this week.

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  4. Well what do you know....I got one right. Hah!!!! And you all thought I was 'more than confused'.

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    1. Hey Delores, looking back it was I who was confused, you had this one figured from the beginning, you did good.

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  5. I don't feel too badly since my wrong guess put me in good company. Looking forward to your next teasers.

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    1. Hi Patti, you are right, we are in good company no matter which category we are in here.

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  6. Now you have to explain how you trick someone into spinning her tires.

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    1. Hey Joe, the deal was I knew that car would spin the tires when the pedal was pressed to the floor, I told her that when the light turned green for her to do this, she thought I was going to do the same, while she was spinning the tires she wasn't moving very much, so I got a good jump on her when I didn't spin mine.

      I drove away while her tires were spinning, kind of cheated but still beat her to the next light, then on to home.

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  7. I can only imagine what would happen these days if someone walked into a bank with a rifle. Back in the 80's I dropped off a buddy at the airport. Wanting to kill time hung around with him until it his flight was getting ready to leave. Going through the pre-9/11 security line the guard x-rayed his bag and saw a pistol inside. He had accidentally left it in one of the many storage pockets. Instead of martial law being declared the guard pulled him aside and after really minor questioning allowed my buddy to take the pistol, still inside his bag, back to my car.

    After leaving him at the airport I dropped his pistol off at his apartment. These days, I figure both he and I would have rightly been arrested.

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    1. You are 100% right, this wouldn't happen today I can't imagine walking down the sidewalk towards the finance company openly carrying a rifle today much less walking inside one.

      Yes back then the agents at the airport could use their common sense and allow you to carry a weapon back to your car, today the whole place would have went on lock down and you both arrested.

      Then and now a really big difference.

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  8. I've been a day late for the last two of these. I need to get with the program! I used to work for the unemployment office, taking statements from employees and their bosses, to determine which version was more likely to be the truth. It was the best job ever!

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    1. Hi Val, I bet that was an interesting job to say the least, I just imagine some of the stories were pretty wild.

      I have been posting this Truth or Fiction challenge on Monday mornings and revealing the answer on Wednesday, with that said there will be a new one Monday.

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  9. Congratulations Delores :)

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    1. Good morning River, good to see you this fine day.

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  10. I knew I would get it wrong... you can see I would never make a successful sleuth.

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    1. Hi Valerie, your sleuthing will turn successful when we least expect it, I have faith.

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  11. Wow, only one rises above! Congratulations to Delores!

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    1. Hey Abby, this is a first for us, on to next week we will have to keep an eye on Delores ha ha.

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  12. Next time, I'm just gonna cheat... ;-)

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    1. I somehow don't believe that ha ha

      Mondays challenge is going to be easier, I think you will like the next one.

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