If I am going to sit for 10 minutes
waiting for an extremely long train to go by,
I fully expect the train company to reward me with a guy standing against the rail of a caboose, waving and smiling and apologizing for the long wait. You know, because a smile just makes everyone happier.
(Can't tell you how much thought went into the correct way to make "caboose" plural, except to say it was too much. Way too much thought. Is it like moose, where plural and singular are the same? Or is it like goose, thus making it cabeese? It went downhill from there. I even googled "words that rhyme with goose". Surprisingly, there aren't many.)
I will never go to this foot spa
no matter how many times it opens. Grandly or otherwise.
A street nearby is being widened, and all of the trees along the route have been cut down. My heartbreak at seeing the destruction of so many lovely trees was only made worse by the sight of the poor, fake, now- homeless deer left alone by the stump of his tree.
But then, sadness turned to laughter, as all I can picture now is the deer when the tree came down. I imagine him doing the Bugs Bunny scream when his hiding place was suddenly exposed.
Bugs Bunny always makes me laugh.
Fundraising is getting out of hand.
|In case you can't read this perfectly focused and not-zoomed-in photo my mom took, it says, "Mattress Fundraiser" for a local high school's band.|
My first thought when I saw the sign was, "Man, I thought those cardboard boxes of crap I had to carry around door to door was heavy. Can't imagine having to carry a mattress."
Now, I know the kids aren't carrying mattresses around, but the thought of that happening made me laugh.
Really, though, how are you supposed to sell mattresses? Are there that many people in the market for a mattress? Will people see this sign and think, "You know what, I could use a new mattress. I will mark my calendar to go to the high school to buy one on Saturday."
And what about those poor parents who always feel obligated to buy every single thing their teams/organizations/schools are hocking? Especially if they have more than one kid in the band.
And what about Grandma or the budget-conscious neighbor? What is the band kid supposed to say when the lady asks, "What do you have for $5 or less, Sonny?"
If I would have been in town that weekend, I would have been there. Not to buy a mattress, of course. Ours isn't even 20 years old yet. I just wish I could have seen how this all went down.
So, what have you seen around your town lately that made you do a double-take?
Have a lovely day!
Other Musings from the Minibus posts:
I won't bore you with all of them. :)