Lienart \ (
Thu, 02 Oct 1997 16:11:41 -0700

A hip young man goes out and buys a 1997 Ferrari GTO . It
is the best and most expensive car available in the world,
costing about $500,000. He takes it out for a spin and
while stopping for a red light, an old man on a moped pulls
up next to him. The old man looks over the sleek, shiny
surface of the car and asks,

"What kind of car ya' got there, sonny?"

The young man replies, "A 1997 Ferrari GTO. They cost about
a half million dollars!"

"That's a lot of money," says the old man, shocked. "Why
does it cost so much?"

"Because this car can do up to 320 miles an hour!" states
the cool dude proudly.

The moped driver asks, "Can I take a look inside?"

"Sure," replies the owner.

So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks
around. Leaning back on his moped, the old man says, "That's
a pretty nice car, all right!"

Just then the light changes so the guy decides to show the
old man what his car can do. He floors it, and within 30
seconds the speedometer reads 320 mph. Suddenly, he notices
a dot in his rear view
mirror. It seems to be getting closer! He slows down to
see what it could be and suddenly, whhhoooossshhh!
Something whips by him, going
much faster! "What on earth could be going faster than my
Ferrari?!" the young man asks himself. Then, ahead of him,
he sees a dot cooming
toward him. Whoooooosh! It goes by again, heading the
opposite direction! And it almost looked like the old man
on the moped!

"Couldn't be," thinks the guy. "How could a moped outrun a
Ferrari?!" Again, he sees a dot in his rear view mirror!
Whooooosh Ka-BbblaMMM! It plows into the back of his car,
demolishing the rear end. The young man jumps out, and it IS
the old man!!! Of course, the moped and the old man are
hurting for certain. He runs up to the dying old man and
says, "You're badly hurt! Is there anything I can do for

The old man moans and replies, "Yes, Unhook my suspenders
from your side-view mirror!"


I thought now that the FORK trip is over, that this would be an
appropriate humorous denouement to that whirlwind car trek . . .