Many years ago ... probably mid 1990s ... I was driving south on SH 288 between Houston and Angleton when the radio station said there was a radar-indicated tornado approaching the area of SH 288 and FM 518 west of Pearland (this was when there was practically NOTHING out there except for one very new subdivision that was being constructed); of course, I was approaching the SH 288/FM 518 intersection and the people on the radio were telling everyone in that area to take cover immediately ... so I took an exit and parked at the office or HOA building for the new subdivision, hoping I could gain entry (but no, it was locked). So I'm standing there, wondering if I'm about to get clobbered by a tornado, when some local resident pulls up, gets out of his vehicle, and starts complaining to me about the stormwater drainage on his block (I guess he thought I worked for the developer or something). I nodded my head a lot and said yes, m-hmm, we'll get right on it. Then I got in my vehicle and dashed away south. Never saw any tornadoes that day.
Funny x 2
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