Our Calle Ocho experience in Miami on Sunday was so ridiculous, that I don't even think I could make a story like this up. I was literally on the verge of tears, but as I'm sitting down to write it out, I'm beginning to find it all kind of comical.
We had our mobile marketing unit set up, the event was going fantastic, and it was time for me to leave so I could meet up with my family in Fort Meyers.
As Ale and I made it back to the spot where we had parked our cars along the street earlier, we realized that BOTH of our them were missing, they had been towed!
We started to call tow companies in search of our cars, and cab companies to come pick us up. We finally located our cars, they had been towed to two different locations, but we couldn't get any cab company to send a taxi to where we were.
So, Ale and I headed out on a 24 block walk through some sketchy a** neighborhoods in search of a "main road" where we could get a cab. We finally arrived to a super run down grocery store where one of the employees snuck us in the back warehouse and let us use the employee bathroom because we were about to die after the long walk.
We took out cash from an ATM to pay the tow company, and finally found a cab company that would pick us up at the nearest bus stop. At the bus stop we met a man who was CRAZY, who would not stop talking to us. By this point, I was so tired that I could not stop laughing at the things that were coming out of his mouth. He was completely serious when he said things like...
"I'm a piece of meat going to waste, a Tbone steak, look at me"
"You two in town on vacation? I'd be willing to hang out for an hour, you two are hot"
"You know those waitresses, that tie their apron in a bow in the cleavage of their butt? That's so sexy"
and my favorite line from the crazy man...
"I haven't gotten laid in years! I'd just like to meet girls in normal places you know like a gas station or bus stop"
It was the icing on the cake to our crazy day, and I had tears rolling down my eyes because this man was so serious, I about died laughing!
Anyway, we both go our cars back, but it made for a very long day! All I can say is I'm glad I work with someone as awesome as Ale. We're headed to Bristol this weekend, can't wait to see what adventures await us there!