Wayne was returning home from a business trip... bags in hand ... and slowly making his way to his vehicle in the crowded airport garage.
Suddenly a large dark car screeched to a stop in front of Wayne, and the driver pointed menacingly at him. “Get in," the driver ordered. "I"ll take you to your car."
Startled, Wayne took a step backward. "Ah ... no thanks," he answered. "I can get there myself."
"No," the man barked back as he threw open his passenger side door. "Get In !"
Wayne’s eyes now darted around the garage, hoping to find a security guard.
Just then, the driver’s face softened. "Please," he said, "I’ve been driving up and down for two hours. I can’t find a space to park and I want yours.
n. Small plant-eating rodent. [originally vole-mouse from norwegian voll field]
n. Si unit of electromotive force, the difference of potential that would carry one ampere of current against one ohm resistance. [volta, name of a physicist]
—n. - formal expression of choice or opinion by a ballot, show of hands, etc., in an election etc.
- (usu. Prec. By the) right to vote, esp. In a state election.
- opinion expressed by a vote (vote of no confidence).
- votes given by or for a particular group (the welsh vote; the labour vote). —v. (-ting) 1 (often foll. By for, against) give a vote.
- a enact or resolve by a majority of votes. B grant (a sum of money) by vote.
- colloq. Pronounce by general consent.
- (often foll. By that) suggest, urge. vote down defeat (a proposal etc.) In a vote. Vote in elect by voting. Vote off dismiss from (a committee etc.) By voting. Vote out dismiss from office etc. By voting. Vote with one's feet colloq. Indicate an opinion by one's presence or absence.
abbr. Very special old pale (brandy).
abbr. Vertical take-off and landing.
adj. - uncertain or ill-defined.
- (of a person or mind) imprecise; inexact in thought, expression, or understanding. vaguely adv. Vagueness n. [latin vagus wandering]
—n. Gentleman's personal servant. —v. (-t-) 1 work as a valet (for).
- clean or clean out (a car). [french va(s)let, related to *varlet, *vassal]
adj. - (of a reason, objection, etc.) Sound, defensible.
- a executed with the proper formalities, legally acceptable (valid contract; valid passport). B not yet expired. validity n. [latin validus strong: related to *valiant]
n. (brit. Valour) courage, esp. In battle. valorous adj. [latin valeo be strong]
added tax n. Tax levied on the rise in value of services and goods at each stage of production.
- judgement n. Subjective estimate of worth etc.
- —n. - worth, desirability, or utility, or the qualities on which these depend.
- worth as estimated (set a high value on my time).
- amount for which a thing can be exchanged in the open market.
- equivalent of a thing.
- (in full value for money) something well worth the money spent.
- effectiveness (news value).
- (in pl.) One's principles, priorities, or standards.
- mus. Duration of a note.
- math. Amount denoted by an algebraic term. —v. (-ues, -ued, -uing) 1 estimate the value of, esp. Professionally.
- have a high or specified opinion of. valueless adj. Valuer n. [french past part. Of valoir be worth, from latin valeo]