"Your rear door is open"

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  1. John Backlund

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    No, my pants didn't fall down in the Walmart checkout line, but this is almost as good!

    While sitting at a red light a few blocks from the U-haul store I was returning our rented box van to after moving my mother-in-law into her condo, a guy in a pickup pulls alongside me and gestures to roll my window down, them shouts over to me that the roll-up door at the back of the van wasn't closed. I thank him, then, being so close to the U-Haul joint, I just kept going, knowing that the box is empty and nothing can tumble out.

    About a block from U-Haul, I start to realize that something was kind of 'fishy', because I distinctly recall securing that door before taking off to return the truck, only a few minutes earlier..

    Sure enough, my good samaritan hadn't realized that the, quite convincing vinyl color graphic on that rear door was of a partially-closed roll-up door, and had fooled him completely. You can see how good the illusion is, however, and at a glance it could fool you...

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    It was decent my of him to bother with trying to alert me to a potential problem, though.
     
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    Sorry, I thought that was the title of a new Village People reunion album.
     
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    You know, I'd rather have people do that than see it and ignore it. I often tell people when they have brake lights out on their vehicles. 99% of the time they're gratiful as they can't see it. 1% of the time they tell me off or laugh and I'll just leave it for the police to deal with down the road.
     
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    I thought this was gonna be a post about winter-weight long undies; specifically, the union suit design.
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    No time to read the replies, but(t):

    I beg your pardon!
     
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    Pardon granted!
     
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    I see those U Hauls around these parts too. It is pretty convincing at first. I wonder how many near accidents they've caused with drivers overly focused on watching out for falling belongings?
     
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    I've seen it happen .
     
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