Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Moral of This Story is. . .

When we came home the other day, I was driving up to the mailbox with the window down in order to grab the mail, when what should I see but a salesman on the doorstep. YIKES! Thinking on my feet (well, on my bum since I was driving) I quickly pulled forward to the next mailbox (uh yes, maybe I was putting in flyers or, ah, looking at house numbers) and then over to the proper side of the street (for this country) and, happily realising that it didn't really matter what the sales guy thought, on to the next road, where I turned casually right. We circled for a while, drove around the subdivision, then headed back home. Instructing the kids to keep their eyes peeled, I drove slowly toward the house. Aha! There he was, 2 houses down, spraying something on the hapless - a word which here means "unlucky enough to get caught outside, or witless enough to answer the door" - neighbour's rain gutter. Whew! Dodged THAT bullet. But just in case he'd seen us returning, I told the kids not to go near the door if the bell rang. I just did NOT feel like dealing with it. Fortunately, the kids eat this sort of stealth stuff up. We skulked around and had a generally good time. I felt like Jamie Lee Curtis (hee hee - who can forget that scene in True Lies??) in Christmas With the Kranks when the carolers are singing outside and they're sneaking through the house. ("This is fun!" *giggle*)

So what's the point of all this? Well, as Lemony Snicket writes:

The moral of "The Three Bears," for instance, is "Never break into someone else's house." The moral of "Snow White" is "Never eat apples." The Moral of World War One is "Never assassinate Archduke Ferdinand."

I guess that the moral of this story, if indeed it has one, is "Even a discommodious - a word which here means "having a nosy salesman pressing his nose against your windows so that you're forced to crawl around on your hands and knees like a prisoner in your own house" - situation can be turned into something fun." Actually, that's probably the moral of my life. :-) Not that my life can be described as discommodious. . .


Here's what I'm watching:

Le Placard

I love where he's listening to the depressing news headlines rolling on and his toast jumps out the window, LOL!

Told you that little library's DVD section rocks.

Here's what I want to see (among other things):

This film. And this one. No, I don't have a thing for Dustin Hoffman. Honest.

Oh, yeah, and after Googling for that piccy of Jamie Lee Curtis,
This One. I do have a thing for Pierce Brosnan.

I have pictures lurking in the other computer. One or two may involve cats. I'm too lazy to go crop and upload. Plus,
GuTTer MuNKi's using that one right now. And I really want to get back to Outlander. Count your blessings.


Egan said...

For once I read an entire post of yours. I'm very proud of this fact. Maybe it was the salesman story that hooked me or maybe it was the lack of kitty pics... who knows.

Egan said...

and... your body is a wonderland.

Karen Little said...

Gosh - you really do get harassed by those salesmen a lot, don't you?

Jaichan said...

I'm listening to 'Games Without Frontiers' right now, so I thought I'd stop on by and see what was going on in your neck of the woods.
Sigh. I'm bad for Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons. My mom always snaps 'We're Catholic' and slams the door.
I'm very much my dad's daughter. I'm fascinated by what they have to say, but they mistake it for me actually being interested in what they're selling/indoctrinating.
I'll have to post the story about the Jehovah Witnesses in Japan.

Toby said...

Hi Candace. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm sorry but I did not read your post. I only want to say hi and I'll be back in full mode on Monday. I'd love to read everyone's stuff, but it's a bit overwhelming right now. Way too much stuff to read. If not sooner, I'll see you on Monday.

Egan said...

"Jouets sans frontières"...

Candace said...

Egan, WOW! That's some kind of record! Woo hoo! You win an invisible iPod sacque! Sadly (for you) the lack of kitty pics will not hold true for the next post. However, the pictured kitty is a freak of nature and rather interesting (IMO) so maybe you won't run screaming. (OK not likely that you won't)

Um, I'm not sure how to take that wonderland thing, so I'm going to go with glass half full and say thanks, LOL!

Karen, ever since the "no-call" laws were passed, it seems that door-to-door salesfolk are on the rise. :-/ (but he didn't really have his face smashed against the window. :-) )

Jai - YAY! I lurve PG. He will always be one of my favouritests. GuTTer MuNKi is MUCH better at repelling salesfolk than I am. I feel compelled to be nice. Hence my unwillingness to answer the door, cuz my time has gotten too valuable to waste on that. :-/ Oh, my! I didn't kow they had JW in Japan, LOL! I'm looking forward to that story. :-)

Toby - Duuuuuuude! Good to see you. Ha, I know all about no time to read. Fear not. :-) I'm impressed that the guys who robbed your place didn't snarf your computer. I hope they get caught.

Egan, you must be bored if you're coming back, LOL! LOTS of piccys coming tonight. Speak it!! SPEAK IT!!!!! :-D

Jess said...

I *loved* I <3 Huckabees. Something about it reminded me of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Candace said...

OOoh! I haven't seen Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in forever! I'll have to watch it again and also see I <3 Huckabees. :-)