The dance rehearsal was interrupted mid-Tango when a crazed delivery man wearing a tan uniform burst out of the rear room, carrying an awkward bundle. He raced toward the door, followed by a middle-aged woman with a tape-measure strung around her neck like an anorexic scarf. “Top! Top!” she yelled. Her lips were pressed together, holding straight pins. They dangled from her mouth, just as a PI’s half-smoked cigarettes dangle from his mouth as he gabs on the phone, feet propped up on the desk.
I instantly sprang into action, shouting, “Call the police!” as I two-stepped it out the door. Out on the street I looked left, then right, and spotted the man in tan slamming the door on a double-parked delivery van. The chase was on. I leaped onto the rear bumper and grabbed the door handles. As the truck veered into traffic, I swung myself up to the roof, limber as a cat. “Being a dancer has unexpected advantages,” I thought, and I flattened myself against the warm metal. The truck lumbered along, the driver unaware of me, a debonair stowaway.
I inched my way forward, up to the cab. I swung my feet into the open passenger window and gracefully descended into the seat. I found myself face-to-face with the startled thief. “Wanna rumba?” I growled as I forced him off the road and up an embankment. A squad car pulled up, lights flashing, and officers pulled the man in tan from the van to question him.
A reporter arrived soon after, and I flashed her a smile as I revealed my prize–the costume designer’s coveted sewing machine. Why the man in tan wanted it, I could not say.
“And you are?” the reporter asked.
“I’m Stan.” I replied.
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