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Neighborhood

Dark, foggy night in an apartment complex.Thick fog muffled outdoor sounds in the late night. No one heard the wrecker pull in and park behind the Mercedes sedan. The operator worked quickly, quietly. He jacked up the car, removed the mag alloy wheels, set the car down on cement blocks, and silently drove away.

The following day, a neighbor came home for lunch; saw the expensive, violated car sitting on blocks, knocked on his neighbors door and wondered whether anyone noticed the theft of their neighbors wheels. “What kind of neighborhood are we living in that something like this could happen?” It was near noon. He knocked on the owner’s door. She was shocked, but not entirely surprised to see her car sitting as it was.

Several months earlier, she financed the expensive wheels and tires, but failed to make payments. After many unsuccessful attempts to collect, the finance company repossessed their property.

The car owner shrugged her shoulders, “I didn’t make my payments, so they came and got ‘em. I’m getting them back, I just have to go down and make a payment.”

Dark nights still bring in thick fog, the atmosphere is still eerily quiet, and there is no vigilante group to keep watch for furtive thieves. The Mercedes owner has her wheels back and all is as it should be in the Deep South neighborhood.

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2 thoughts on “Neighborhood

  1. Sharon Harbaruk says:

    Entertaining in the deep south too! Love the write-up!

    “Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~Elliot Erwitt~ Purple Passion

    On Fri, 4 Jan 2019 at 11:45, Day-To-Day Photography wrote:

    > pitchurman posted: “Thick fog muffled outdoor sounds in the late night. No > one heard the wrecker pull in and park behind the Mercedes sedan. The > operator worked quickly, quietly. He jacked up the car, removed the mag > alloy wheels, set the car down on cement blocks, and silen” >

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