October 17, 2007

I have the nicest neighbors: a little old man and his wife. They are very sweet. Whenever he drives past our house he honks his horn to say hello. Yes, he waves and honks and every time it scares the pants off me (which is, of course, both inappropriate and embarrassing as I'm standing outside holding my groceries). He always honks; it never fails. Even if I see him coming and am already waving my arm off, he still honks and it still scares me. I try not to let it scare me, but he's got a loud Tooter on that old boat-of-a-car, and knowing the the honk is coming just makes it worse. I hear his car approaching. I turn and see it looming at the end of the block. And then I wait and wait as he drives ever so slowly down the road. I'm waving in slow motion, steeling myself against what I know is imminent. I hold my breath......and the HONK comes and my limbs each twitch about in some sort of startled spasm, and I know he has bested me again.

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  1. I just figured out what that reminds me of. It's when the Pop-n-Fresh rolls POP the package open when you're carefully unrolling it. I know it's coming, but it startles me every time! Disgraceful for a major company like Pillsbury to terrorize innocent housewives.

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  2. I would suggest a belt. Oh-- and Anne, I don't know if innocent is the right word here. The Pop-n-Fresh package knows what you did, and so do I. Don't think that we don't eat those rolls knowing full well that they came at the cost of a Pop-n-fresh package corpse lying in your garbage can.

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  3. Elesa, I'm so proud I made it on your links. Does this make us more than casual acquaintances? I like your blog it makes me laugh, you should check out my sis-in-laws Ally, it will make you laugh too. This is the first blog comment I've ever made, how'm I doing. I just made up a contraction hooray.

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  4. So, can't you just turn tail and run when you first glimpse his car? Maybe if you ran fast enough he wouldn't know you were running from HIM?

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  5. Lance, how do you know what's lying in my garbage can? I think you're lying in your teeth, that's what I think!

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