Did you hear the one about four old ladies in an Impala?

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A guy calls in to work; he’s late, on the road to

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before:

A guy calls in to work; he’s late, on the road to Dallas. Just as he’s leaving a message, two cars collide in front of him. One has run a red light; the other is full of elderly women. What comes next involves pepper spray, a little black purse, a large bag, and a Bible — and might just be the funniest voice mail we’ve ever heard. (It reminded us of the late, great southern short-story master Barry Hannah, writing at his very best.) The file’s just three and a half minutes long, but we ended up listening to it over and over again.

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