Telling Tales Outside of Class
|The Cake in the Road
Getting rid of the 1983 homecoming float was a piece of cake,
actually it was the whole cake!!!
After weeks of building a cake-shaped float at the twins house and a couple of ceremonial
laps around the football field, the issue arose of what to do with the float. The
owner of the trailer had requested it to be returned, sans cake! A half hour or so
of aimless driving around netted no results, except for the female felon of the group
expressing her desire to compare herself to the dancing ladies at Dauphines.
Finally a plan was formed, the team decided to depart with the large pastry at what seemed
like an appropriate place, in the middle of the intersection of Brandon and Commerce
directly in front of Dunkin Donuts. Due to high law enforcement presence, committing
a crime in front of any donut shop was and remains to this day a brave maneuver (even if
the crime is only littering). The culprits pulled their vehicle between McDonalds
and Fishers (This was prior to Fishers umpteenth move across the streets of Springfield)
and waited. When the Brandon avenue lights turned red, they streaked into the empty
intersection and placed the frosting covered float in the middle of the road, creating a
truffle covered traffic circle. The three felons drove off giggling madly, never to
see the pastry again.
The event did eventually have a profound effect on one of the participants, (no the girl
didn't become a dancer at Dauphines, at least I don't think) the driver of the getaway car
turned his life around and became a local police officer. He can be seen routinely
patrolling that intersection or at least the Dunkin Donuts parking lot.
I of course was only a mere witness to these events, having innocently stopped at
McDonalds for a cheeseburger and shake.