I guess you could call this part two to A Familiar Sight, a post I wrote about how I’d been obsessed with a white dog who haunted my high school years, appearing only when I had no witnesses, and the current illusive Pink Cadillac who has taken his place. So I suggest if you missed it, you take a look before proceeding.
After that initial, no camera moment, with a score of Pink Cadillac 1, Virginia 0, that dang-nab Pink Cadillac continued to haunt me. One day I looked up from my desk, and there it was approaching the building.
“Look look there it is!” I may have startled my office mate but at least I had a witness. I grabbed my camera and ran out to the parking lot.
“Where’s the Pink Cadillac?” I asked the woman I’d nearly knocked over
Her answer? What Pink Cadillac?
How could she miss a Pink Cadillac? I began to think I was hallucinating. But no, I did have those two witnesses.
Okay – Pink Cadillac 2, Virginia 0
I took a day off a week or so later and when I returned, this photo was waiting for me in my email inbox.
Was he taunting me? Ol’ PC must have known I wasn’t there and took a leisurely saunter up the road. But what he didn’t know was that I had a trusty office mate armed with a smart phone
OK PC – 3 V – 0
I’d almost conceded the game when what should I see, today? And with my camera within reach –
See, I wasn’t crazy, not about this anyway. He’d turned around before entering the lot. That’s why the woman I almost knocked over had said “What Pink Cadillac?”
And so we bid adieux to a mystery.
Now if only I could find that white dog!