"We have a pay lot across the street from where I work and people will park there because our actually designated parking spots are two blocks away. The guy that comes around in the pay lot isn’t very consistent. Some days you can get away without paying because he never comes to check. A coworker of mine sat by the window and would watch for the meter maid. If the meter maid showed up he would let everyone parked there know they needed to pay on the app.
One day, I was the only one parked over there from our department and I asked him to check to see if I had a ticket. I’d driven my husband's Bronco that morning, huge rust bucket you can’t miss. He saw there was no ticket. Well, my husband came and switched cars with me later that day leaving me my Hyundai. I asked my coworker to check to see if the Bronco had a ticket, knowing he would look out the window and find the Bronco gone.
So he looks, and looks, calls another coworker over to look, and starts freaking out that the Bronco is gone. I was on the phone, but watched from across the office the look of panic come across his face. There’s now three people scanning the parking lot for my car. Soon he sends me an office chat and asks if I moved my car. I tell him no, knowing full well the car was no longer in the parking lot.
He continued looking frantic, all three people confirming no rust bucket Bronco in the parking lot, and he comes over and says, 'Your car isn’t there. I swear! I think it’s towed or stolen I seriously don’t see it.' Well guys, this is when high school drama classes paid off because I too, was able to freak out. I rushed to the window, 'scanned' the parking lot, said 'Oh my God' a few times, apparently did pretty well with making it believable. Carried this on a few minutes. I let the guy sitting next to me in on the ruse, so in the best panic voice I could muster I call over to the guy sitting next to me and say, 'Oh my God, it's really gone! Should I tell him now or later my husband switched cars?!'
That's unfortunately also the day he stopped watching for the meter maid in my behalf."