Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Excuse me, can I have that GINORMOUS box?
We are getting a new furnace and water heater and I spot this amazingly huge box that would make a fabulous rocket ship. The two men that are putting them in are a father and son duo, a tad on the rough side, but nice nonetheless. I'm sure someone who saw Brody on any given day would also say, "he's a tad on the rough side." I would have to agree. Anyways.....story goes like this.
Me: Excuse me kind sir......no, no that wasn't it......
Excuse me, I was wondering if I could have that box over there (me pointing to the water heater box)
Son: (gives me strange look.....as if I had just asked him if his name was pronounced Throat-Warbler Mangrove...his name was Kenny)
Dad: Wha'da want it for? (Think grumpy cowboy voice)
Me: My boys actually want to play in it.
Son: (still looking at me strangely......what? Do I have something in my teeth?)
Dad: Oh, well we don't give those boxes away....you hear about them kids that played in those boxes......
Me: Thinking: (Yes, kids....I have two....and they play....your point is?)
Dad: ....well them kids got all inside that box and rolled right out into the street......
Me: Well, I wasn't going to have them play in the street.......
Dad:....yup, they rolled right out into the street and some car almost ran them over. I wouldn't let your kids play in that box.
Me: I was actually just going to bring it inside here.....inside my living room. (Is he really serious? Does he think I'm going to let me kids roll out into the street....in a HUGE box....in the middle of winter?)
Dad: Well, just don't let them roll it out into the street....they could get hit by cars you know.
Me: Yes, no rolling in street. Got it. (Are you going to give me the box or what?!)
Son: Sure, you can have it.
Me: Thanks (make mental note to remind kids of how rolling very large boxes into the street when it's 15 degrees outside, while their mother leaves them unattended, is not a good idea)
End of story.
Box is in my living room.
Not in the street....but in case you see a huge box in the middle of the street, I would avoid it at all costs, there might be small children inside.
Posted by Keri Speidel at 3:27 PM