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   "Hello, Ed's Lo-Jack. How may we help you?"

"I'm interested in having Lo-Jack installed. Could you do that?"

"Sure Ma'am. Just how old is she?"

"She's fifteen years old. A real classic."

"Well, you know we don't usually install Lo-Jack on models that old, but if she's a classic...what make is she?"

"She's a Lauren."

"Wow, a DeLorean! No wonder you want an anti-theft device on her! She in pretty good condition?"

"Just the normal wear and tear a fifteen year old gets."

"I see. Can you bring her over today?"

"That would be fine."

"What time is good for you?"

"Well , after school is probably the best time for me. School is out by three."

"That's just fine, ma'am."

Y Y Y Y Y

"Hi, I'm the person who wanted Lo-Jack on my fifteen-year-old."

"Oh yeah. You're the lady with the DeLorean. Well, bring her around back."

"Sure."

"Wait a minute. Are you familiar with the Lo-Jack system?"

"My husband and I would just like to know where she is at all times."

"Usually, ma'am, we only put it into operation when she is stolen."

"Well I certainly hope she won't be, but, if she is, we want to know where she is."

"OK. Just bring her around - Ma'am, where's your car?"

"Car, what car? I want Lo-Jack for my daughter!"

"You mean you don't have a DeLorean?"

"My daughter's name is Lauren, if that's what you mean."

"This may come as a shock to you, but we don't install Lo-Jack on people."

"Do you know anyone who does?"

"Listen, ma'am, just take your daughter home and ... and put radar on her sneakers or something! We don't install Lo-Jack on people and that's final!"

"Come along, dear, let's go buy you some new sneakers..." n


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Skookie97 said...
Oct. 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm:
I thought the story was quite funny. I could see that happening. One question, what was the YYYY about?
 
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