Helen couldn't believe it when an Italian camper van pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park. "Oh my god!" Helen cried. "I can't believe an Italian camper van pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park!" "What?!" I said. "Did you say an Italian camper van just pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park?" Helen said, "Yes. An Italian camper van pulled up…" "…in Vindolanda Roman fort car park?" I joined her at the window. An Italian camper van HAD been lowered and given 20 inch rims. The Italian camper van was the only pimped out ride at Vindolanda Roman fort car park. Helen and I were riding dirty just below the Walltown crags when the camper stalled & we heard someone yell "vine vidi vici!" Helen & I saw a phalanx of roman soldiers braced for a hoard of wild Scots charging I pulled out my iphone. I had no idea how I'd ended up in ancient Scotland during the roman occupation. But I was getting this for Youtube. In two and half thousand years the worl d would want to see this. I watched some big birds flying in the brisk Highland morning. I was returning to tell Bruce that they're building a wall. Hadrian's Wall they were callin G it. Three years later, Steven Spielberg directed the massacre of the Food Police when the construction robots were refused coffee at McDonald's. They were told, no robots allowed even though there was clearly a robot charging station right nest to the coffee refills. The robots marched in front of the McDonalds flashing "Unfair" displays on their faces. They were protesting more than just robot prejudice but also the return of the Gilroy garlic fries.The humans always got what they wanted. Robots agreed:the McRib deserved it more.

 

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1 Gibber's photo

(what I would have written starting at MoralEnd’s fold) —pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park. I said to Helen, “I thought you were kidding when you said an Italian camper van pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park!.” Helen said, “No, why would I joke about an Italian camper van pulling up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park?” I said, “I’ve got to tell Frank that an Italian camper van pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park.” (brrring brrring) “Hello?” “Frank, it’s Bob. Listen, an Italian camper van just pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park.” “What? Did you say an Italian camper van pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park?” “Yes, an Italian camper van pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park.” “I’ll be right over, I’ve got to see that an Italian camper van pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park with my own eyes.” (Later) Frank said, “Well I’ll be, an Italian camper van pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park. What do we do?” I said, “I don’t know. I’ve never seen an Italian camper van pull up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park.” Just then, ANOTHER Italian camper van pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park. “Helen, look at this! ANOTHER Italian camper van pulled up in Vindolanda Roman fort car park!” etc.

2 lucielucie's photo

Actually Helen is a thinly disguised version of myself and I wrote that fold in or nearby the Vindolanda Roman fort car park and I genuinely could NOT believe that an Italian camper van had just pulled up.

3 Gibber's photo

Truth is stranger thatn fiction.

4 SlimWhitman's photo

I assume all of your folds are based on real life experiences, LL.

5 Futique's photo

Which part was the thin disguise?

6 lucielucie's photo

My real name isn’t Helen, Futique, it’s lucielucie.

Full disclosure: The reason for my amazement was that when I went to Italy I noticed they weren’t short of Roman ruins. Now Vindolanda Roman fort is a fine ruin, I guess, but nothing to write home about to your average Italian.

7 m80's photo

Purple Prof and Gibber, you made me laugh out loud repeating lucielucie’s line.  And Gibber, it’s really too bad you didn’t have an extra 1,202 characters—too funny!  This is one of the best things about Folding Story—the sophisticated, yet silly and goofy humor.  I feel so cheerful, I’m not going to wreck it by reading any political news tonight.

8 Gibber's photo

It’s a pleasure to make people laugh, m80.

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