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DEATH BY PARKING – Episode V: The Shakedown


She was crying. I guess I would be crying, too, if my husband were standing


A And So It Begins ...


BY JVH


BEAUTIFUL BLONDEWAS SITTING IN THE CHAIR OPPOSITE my desk. She was everything a man could want – tall, willowy, curves in all the right places, and hair that ...well, let’s just saymenwould kill to get their fingers into those curls.


what this is all about.” He deflated like a stuck balloon. The gun was on the desk,


next to me accusing me of infidelity and pointing a gun at the chest of the man sitting on the other side of the desk – my desk. Pointing the gun atme. “OK, let’s not do anything crazy,” I said with more courage


in my voice than I felt. Six pounds of pull on that trigger and I was singing with the angels – and I’m not a good singer. “Calm down and tellme what this is all about,” I said. “All about?You are sleeping with my wife, that’s what it’s


all about.” “Listen, fellow, your wife is beautiful and all that, but I


don’t even know her name, and I’ve never seen her before about two minutes ago when she walked into this office, so why don’t you sit down, lay the gun on the desk, and tell me


he was in the chair, she was sniffing. I took the gun and put it in my desk drawer. He put his head in his hands. “I didn’t know what to do. I found your business card in


her jewelry box. I assumed she was seeing you.” The wife sniffed again. “First, why don’t you two tellme your names?” “I’mJoeWilliams; this ismy wife,Mary.” “Pleased to meet you.” I’m really one of the best at these


Emily Postmoments. “Now, whatmakes you think your wife is having an affair?” He looked at her and it came spilling out like beer from a


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