Nearly every sports team and youth organization in Westport holds car washes.
Yesterday was the Staples boys soccer team’s turn. Over 60 players from the varsity, JV and freshman teams spent 6 hours working. The money goes to everything from the season-ending banquet, to scholarships and charities honoring players and parents who have died.
To attract customers, a few players stood on the sidewalk, holding signs. To attract even more attention, several boys future marketing whizzes took off their shirts, wrapped their signs around their shorts, and pointed to the church driveway. It looked pretty funny:
A couple of Westporters were not amused. In fact, they called the cops. One woman said her child “should not be subjected” to such a sight.
The police were apologetic.
But they took my name, address and phone number (as the Staples soccer coach) anyway.
You want another car wash story?
In the early afternoon, a guy drove up in a nice car. His kids were in the back.
How long would the car wash go on? he asked. Until 4, we said.
Good, he replied. He had only a $100 bill, so he’d be back.
Well, we have change, we said. Umm, I have to go to the ATM, he responded. And on he drove.
But a few minutes later we looked around. There he was, getting his car washed.
So, if you’re that guy — you know, you said you were from Fairfield, but your car has New York plates starting with F, and ending with 4753 — just click on the “Contact Me” link at the top of the page. I’ll let you know how you can settle up with our kids.