At the Stockholm Pie Company, we’re always complimented when customers love our pies. Recently we were amazed at the lengths one customer took to rescue three pies that he had purchased. This is a cute story, somewhat sad, but it all ends well.
Bob, a loyal customer, returned to tell us about the disastrous end met by one of the three pies he had purchase earlier. After picking up his pies, Bob had decided to take the ice road home to Lake City, Minnesota, across Lake Pepin from Maiden Rock rather than drive thirty miles by highway.
While he was still about a quarter of a mile away from the Lake City shore, he felt one of his back wheels going down through the ice. Glancing out the window, he realized that the ice around him looked like honey combs and was quickly breaking up. Bob knew that he needed to exit the vehicle quickly. He grabbed the door handle and pulled, but the door would not budge.
Desperately, he opened the window. Once he had squeezed through the window and was safe on the ice, Bob looked back at the truck and had a horrible thought. He realized that his pies were going down to the bottom of the lake along with his pickup! What happened next is hard to believe, but it‘s true.
Bob crawled back into the pickup to rescue the pies. No kidding, Bob crawled back through the pickup window to retrieve his pies. He knew that he didn‘t have much time, and, since he could only comfortably pull two pies along with him, he had to leave one behind. Which one was a difficult choice, but he made it quickly and exited once again through the window.
Bob made his way to the shore as the pickup sank to the bottom of the lake in fourteen feet of water, taking with it the small apple pie that Bob had left behind.
When his pickup was being pulled from the lake five days later, Bob told the tow truck operator how he tried to rescue all of his pies but that one had gone down with the truck.
A few days later, Bob stopped by the pie company to tell us about the disaster, and, coincidentally, the tow truck operator came in the same day. “I’ve got to see why someone would risk his life for pies,” the operator said.
On his way out of the store, the tow truck operator said that he understood. Needless to say, Bob has taken a great deal of teasing from friends, who now call him “Bobber.” After relating the story to his insurance agent, everyone in the agent’s office laughed.
Bob’s truck was declared a total loss, but he is prepared for next time. “I have a new truck equipped with a pontoon, oars, and a periscope,” he jokes.
Is a Stockholm Pie Company pie worth risking your life? Bob thinks so. We know that the pies are worth the drive! Just stay on the pavement, please.