Amphi & the Micro-Nuclear Family

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amphipoda

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Amphi & the Micro-Nuclear Family

Grandma was the bold one. She saw us
swimming and wanted part of that action,
more for herself than her extended family.
She just flat out asked, "Where do I buy
tickets for a ride in your beautiful blue
dream boat... car?" Amphi's passenger
door magically opened, "No charge my
good woman, all rides are free," I responded.
Grandpa had hearing aids the size of boom
boxes and really didn't know what his wife
had gotten him into. Mom & Dad seemed
more concerned for their kid's safety than
anything, but went along due to Grandma's
nagging insistence. The nuclear family
children, (2.4 kids & a dog) were so verbally
excited, Amphi and I understood exactly
why Grandpa's hearing aids were turned off.
Life vests on the kids, floatation seat cushions
for the adults, Amphi was at? no make that
slightly beyond maximum seating capacity,
yet still not overweight. Oh, did mention all
these folks were little people (formerly know
as dwarfs or midgets or vertically challenged).
It began with uncontrollable giggling, then
became full blown laughter. To say this was
a "carnival atmosphere" would be a pun of
epic proportions, but I'll just say it was one
of Amphi's more interesting passenger manifests.
Apparently some of these folks are/were movie
actors (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,
Time Bandits, etc.). Going down the ramp
garnished even more open mouth stares than
normal, everyone stopped and focused on this
spectacle of an overcrowded Amphicar full of
small people acting larger than life. Barely able
to see over the dashboard, 3 rows of 3 abreast,
deep belly howling laughter than complete silence.
The entire micro-nuclear family had taken a deep
breath upon water entry (perhaps expecting to
submerge???) then once vehicular buoyancy was
achieved... it was back to belly aching laughter.
Not one question about Amphi. Not one question
about Amphipoda either. They just laughed,
looked at each other and laughed more. It was
contagious too, I nearly wet myself laughing so
hard. Leaving water and driving up the ramp
brought yet another wave of hysterical laughter.
This was too much to endure. I sprinted for
restroom to find relief. When I returned the
micro-nuclear family were already loaded into
their micro-minivan and were driving away
waving goodbye.
How bizarre, how wonderfully funny and so very bizarre.

Amphipoda
'64 Turquoise
San Diego, CA
 
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bashful5050@aol.com

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well randy the problem is when you give us rides we get hooked and want to
spend all our money looking for amphi. still hooked thanks to rob and still
looking for amphi ,thanks again rob for the ride in celina. ill find 1 sooner
or later. ray
 
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Randy Tusone

Guest
That's the magic of giving people rides in these
unusual vehicles! Billy decided that he had to give
people rides after seeing the pictures of our first
day in the water. Every single person had huge
smiles.

Each one of us can spread a little joy in the world by
just taking a few of our fellow human beings for
rides! Is there anything more fulfilling than giving
someone a moment of shear joy? I don't think so.

Blessings,
Randy


--- amphipoda <Amphipoda@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Amphi & the Micro-Nuclear Family
>
> Grandma was the bold one. She saw us
> swimming and wanted part of that action,
> more for herself than her extended family.
> She just flat out asked, "Where do I buy
> tickets for a ride in your beautiful blue
> dream boat... car?" Amphi's passenger
> door magically opened, "No charge my
> good woman, all rides are free," I responded.
> Grandpa had hearing aids the size of boom
> boxes and really didn't know what his wife
> had gotten him into. Mom & Dad seemed
> more concerned for their kid's safety than
> anything, but went along due to Grandma's
> nagging insistence. The nuclear family
> children, (2.4 kids & a dog) were so verbally
> excited, Amphi and I understood exactly
> why Grandpa's hearing aids were turned off.
> Life vests on the kids, floatation seat cushions
> for the adults, Amphi was at? no make that
> slightly beyond maximum seating capacity,
> yet still not overweight. Oh, did mention all
> these folks were little people (formerly know
> as dwarfs or midgets or vertically challenged).
> It began with uncontrollable giggling, then
> became full blown laughter. To say this was
> a "carnival atmosphere" would be a pun of
> epic proportions, but I'll just say it was one
> of Amphi's more interesting passenger manifests.
> Apparently some of these folks are/were movie
> actors (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,
> Time Bandits, etc.). Going down the ramp
> garnished even more open mouth stares than
> normal, everyone stopped and focused on this
> spectacle of an overcrowded Amphicar full of
> small people acting larger than life. Barely able
> to see over the dashboard, 3 rows of 3 abreast,
> deep belly howling laughter than complete silence.
> The entire micro-nuclear family had taken a deep
> breath upon water entry (perhaps expecting to
> submerge???) then once vehicular buoyancy was
> achieved... it was back to belly aching laughter.
> Not one question about Amphi. Not one question
> about Amphipoda either. They just laughed,
> looked at each other and laughed more. It was
> contagious too, I nearly wet myself laughing so
> hard. Leaving water and driving up the ramp
> brought yet another wave of hysterical laughter.
> This was too much to endure. I sprinted for
> restroom to find relief. When I returned the
> micro-nuclear family were already loaded into
> their micro-minivan and were driving away
> waving goodbye.
> How bizarre, how wonderfully funny and so very
> bizarre.
>
> Amphipoda
> '64 Turquoise
> San Diego, CA
>
>
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