Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Real conversation

(alternate title: "Why there is a Canadian Tire employee who is slightly afraid of me.")

(on phone to Dad while shopping for a garden fork)
May-B:
I think I found one, it's a little shorter than we wanted but it looks like it will work.
Dad: How strong is it?
May-B: Well, I could plunge* it into someone's rib cage if I had to.

This is the point where I hear a gasp and then a giggle. I turn and there is a staff person right behind me. This is why I shouldn't be allowed out in public.

*spelling error changed

5 comments:

  1. Garden fork? Does that come with a garden spoon and knife?
    Is that what they are calling pitch forks these days?

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  2. As much as someone may want to have me committed for saying this(or for many other bizarre things I do),... somedays I would actually pay money to live in your world!!! ...others...not so much...

    K

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  3. Ohhhh, May-B... You are so funny! I think I would crack up if I was the person on the other side of the shelf from you. And besides, is "plung" a real word? If not, it definitely should be!

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  4. How do you know the length(and tensile strength) needed to plunge a garden for into a rib cage? And what kind of a rib cage? Fat lady from the opera? Skinny kid with pimples that works there but knows nothing? Old man with next to no flesh on him?

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