Thursday, August 2, 2007
You're In So Much Trouble, Mister
"This is a prime example of why some species eat their young!"
This is a direct quote from yours truly to a member of our church that had come over to help us figure out how to get into our house after Prophet locked us all out while we were eating our dinner out at the picnic table. Smart Guy or I neither one had our keys or a cell phone on us, so after we walked around the house about 10 times, thinking maybe I'd forgotten to obsessivly lock one of the windows on the first level of the house and came to the conclusion that the place was locked-up tighter than Azkaban (or Alcatraz for those out of touch people who don't read Harry Potter), he walked over to the church in hopes that someone was there. Someone did come over to help, but they were also unable to get in.... so we had to call a locksmith...a very-proud-of his-work, take-advantage-of-you-when-you-are-down, money-grubbing locksmith. It took the guy about 7 minutes, from the time we talked to him on the phone until he had the door open, and we had to pay the dude $85! How's that for a living wage.
We're thinking about taking the 85 bucks out of Prophets dining pleasure during the next few months. Or maybe we'll make him get a job. Or maybe he can build a lemonade stand for the front lawn and sell little soggy paper cups of lemonade every summer until he's 30. Or maybe we'll just skip his tenth birthday next month and he can stay 9 forever. Or maybe we'll split up his share of the Christmas money between Bee and D.K.
But more than likely, we'll chalk it up to being a 9 year old boy who forgets what he's told to do on occasion and forgive him. But mark my words, those species that eat their young have much more money in their bank accounts.
p.s. If you're ever at my house and you go out to play in the sandbox, don't use the neon green bucket. Let's just say that Bee and I didn't know how long we'd have to wait to get back inside to indoor plumbing and the bucket was in the garage just screaming at our bladders:)!