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Friday, April 14, 2006

During my recent California travels, I stopped at a gas station to fill up the rental car before I returned it to my friends at Hertz. Unfortunately, the receipt printer was broken and no one was actually working at the station (truly, there was not a soul in sight), so I had to explain to the folks in the accounting department why I was missing the receipt.

Fast forward to the Oregon/Washington jaunt. I again stopped for gas en roue to the airport, to the tune of $30.50. Anything above $25 requires a receipt. When I filled out my expense report yesterday, I realized I didn't have that receipt. A quick search of the memory bank provided the answer as to why and led to this note being written on my expense report...

So this time, I don't have a receipt because I accidentally stopped for gas in the hood. In my haste to get out of said hood due to some potentially criminal goings-on at the station, I forgot to print the receipt.

I doubt they see much shtick in expense reports, so I'm just trying to brighten their day. But it was NOT a nice neighborhood.

3 Comments:

  • At 4/16/2006 3:16 PM, Blogger SJPSandman said…

    The hood in Oregon?!?! C'mon!
    That's like worrying about walking the streets alone at night in Short Hills!
    What, were you afraid someone might jaywalk?

     
  • At 4/17/2006 12:18 PM, Blogger jersey girl said…

    Oh no, there's no hood in Oregon. This was in Seattle, where there is definitely a hood. Or at least a group of kids who wish they lived in the hood and are thus turning the local Sunoco station into their version of the hood.

     
  • At 4/17/2006 4:34 PM, Anonymous brooksidegardens said…

    Flag on the play. Illegal procedure. At last check, any town in Oregon (Eugene and Salem, included) can not be considered "the 'hood."

    -- Sponsored by KIR ("Keepin' It Real"), Plainfield chapter.

     

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