The Diary of the Phantom Tire Buyer – Entry #24



Dear  Diary

A Web Log from A Phantom Tire Buyer with a Secret Identity

January 17, 2019

The other day I was sitting in my living room re-calibrating my Hunter alignment rack, when I heard the whimsical strains of the Tire Discounters jingle.  It was the chimes on my doorbell, which are programmed to repeat that delightful tune.  Someone was at the door of the Phantom’s Secret Lair!

I opened the door to find a little girl and her mother.  My first thought was that perhaps they’d gone to one of Tire Discounters’ competitors; bought tires without proper alignment, and were now stranded on the road from a tire mishap arising from weeks and months of improper tire wear.

Just then the little girl looked up at me with big brown eyes and asked, “would you like to buy some cookies?”

“This is my daughter Nova, the nice woman explained, and she’s a Girl Scout”.

Now, as a Phantom Tire Buyer, I myself don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I knew some good friends that did!  “Why yes,” I said.  “I would like some cookies.”

“What kind would you like, sir?”

“Oh S’mores, please, definitely S’mores.”

“Okay great, thank you!  One box of S’mores?”

“No, I’d better get more than that.  I’ll take 120 boxes, please.”


“One for each Tire Discounters location.  They’re growing fast you know.”

They thanked me profusely, and as they departed down the sidewalk of the lair, I heard the little girl ask her mother “can we come back on Halloween?”