Last night around 11:30PM, I was stopped on the Oxnard Bl. offramp waiting for the light to change to make a right hand turn into RiverPark and home after a long day in Long Beach watching my daughter perform with her dance crew at the annual SPF Showcase. My wife was riding shotgun and my daughter and 4 other kids in her crew were snoozing in the back when their slumber was rudely disturbed by a loud whack at the back of our van. We noticed a fairly new blue/silver Camaro that had been stopped behind us swoop around into the left hand lane to pass us as I slowed down to stop to check out what the sound was all about.
I pulled into the Target parking lot and the Camaro turned left onto Clyde River. We climbed out of the van and saw the remnants of 2 broken eggs. Welcome home to Oxnard. We got back in the van, drove home and immediately cleaned off the mess created by the Eggman. As the song goes,…
“Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody tuesday.
Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob. ”
Check Your Vehicle Now
What we thought was a random isolated incident turned out not to be the case. My wife and I were walking down Forest Park Blvd. and notice almost every car parked in from of Serenade had been paid a visit by the Eggman.
We don’t know how many dozens of eggs the Eggman was armed with last night, but you should check out your car if was parked out on the streets of RiverPark last night.
If you were victimized by the Eggman and not fortunate enough to clean the mess off immediately, here’s a process you can use to remove the eggs without damaging the paint of your vehicle.
- Get to the egg mess as soon as you discover it. Do not let egg sit on your car, even overnight.
- Remove by hand the egg shell pieces that are not dried onto the car.Wipe up as much of the egg as you can with a soft towel, being careful not to scratch the paint with eggshell remnants.
- Soak a towel in a solution of half warm water and half white vinegar.
- Place the saturated towel on the egg stain, letting it sit for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the wet towel, wipe away remnants and dry the area with a soft, dry towel.
- Take your car to a body shop if the paint or clear coat is cracked, crinkled, scratched or bubbling up. You may need to have to have the car spot-painted or completely repainted.
We don’t know if the Eggman will be back tonight, but let’s look out for each other.
“Mister city policeman sitting
Pretty little policemen in a row.
See how they fly like Lucy in the Sky, see how they run.
I’m crying, I’m crying.
I’m crying, I’m crying. “