I headed up to town last night to do the weekly cleaning at the doctor’s office. I swung by my mother-in-law’s, dropped off a couple of things, and headed along the dirt road out to the highway.
I sat at the stop sign waiting for a pick-up to go by so I could pull out. I noticed that the approaching pickup had something trailing behind it. The something was the fuel nozzle and hose attached to his fuel barrel. He must have noticed it about the same time I did, because he slowed down and pulled over. He was putting it back where it belonged as I drove on past. I was glad he discovered it and glad I didn’t have to honk madly at him to get him to notice it. I will say this isn’t something you see happening everyday. A good thing, I’m sure. I would imagine it might be hard on fuel hoses to just drag them around behind you instead of having them in the back of the pickup where they belong.
This incident wasn’t that humorous in and of itself, but it got funnier to me later. I pulled up behind a different pickup at a red stoplight. As we sat there waiting for it to turn green, I noticed the bumper sticker this pickup was sporting.
It said, “HONK if anything falls out“. This amused me greatly and I thought it was a nice fit for a work pickup. I, of course, instantly thought about the pickup with the fuel hose bouncing along behind. I think the two should probably team up.
I will admit, I find humor in things not everyone would. This coming from the girl that laughed for two miles after reading a sign, advertising a tourist attraction, with this wording-“See live rattlesnakes! Pet the baby pigs!” Can I really?!!!! Which exit?????
My friend, whom I used to clean with every week, met me and helped me clean since Renae is away. It was fun to have her help me again. Yay for friends! She had an amusing anecdote for me too. She had gone to the drive-thru at Taco Bell and accordingly placed her order. The woman working brought her order and recited off what she was supposed to have. My friend took the bag, glanced through it and pulled forward. She then double-checked the bag since she thought it felt somewhat full. Instead of the food she had ordered, it was a bag full of chicken burritos. She sorted through and opened a few of them to see what she had and then pulled back through the line. A young man came to the window and she explained that she didn’t have the right order and handed the bag of burritos back to him. About that time the woman working came over and said something about chicken burritos. To which the young man replied, “They’re right here on the counter.” Never mind that before they were right here on the counter, they were given to someone else and then returned. My friend was sitting there hearing this and thinking, “Surely, you aren’t going to give those to someone else???”
Her correct order was handed out to her and she proceeded on her way.
As she pulled around the building, leaving the employees and the chicken burritos behind, she saw someone coming out the door carrying the bag of chicken burritos that were “right here on the counter.” Ignorance really is bliss sometimes.
When she related this tale to her brother he cheerfully said, “Don’t you wonder where your food had been?” Umm. No. I think if you’re going to eat fast food, it is better not to wonder about such things.
I will have to check in with her this morning and make sure she is quite ok. I also opted to skip Taco Bell last night. Somehow a chicken burrito just wasn’t calling my name.
I read this post from The Pennington Point yesterday morning and it totally struck me funny. I can very well relate to it. Her “stop” story at the end is still making me chuckle.
My sister has this friend with remarkable wit and a grand sense of humor. Her daughter wanted my niece to come play yesterday. My niece is named Becca Pearl. So, this is the text my sister received from her friend. “Would The Pearl like to go to Storytime with us today?” Gave me the best chuckle.
On another note that really has nothing to do with humor, I am super excited! Over at The LPM blog, they’ve announced their summer Bible study. It is Gideon by Priscilla Shirer. This study just came out and I knew I wanted to work through it sometime. When I saw it was the choice for Siesta Summer Bible Study, I did a little happy dance inside and promptly ordered it. If you are looking for a Bible study or some motivation to keep in the Word this summer, go check it out. This will be the third time I’ve done summer Bible study along with The LPM blog. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the other two I’ve done.
So, this is my vast words of wisdom for this week that you wouldn’t want to miss or be without! 😉
Do you have any funny stories or happenings to share?
I do love a good story and a good sense of humor! And I love having good friends that share funny stories when crazy things happen to them. And I have several friends that fall into this category. I thank God for all of them.
I apologize for not having a photo of a chicken burrito to add to this post. Maybe the next time I go to Taco Bell, I will snap one.
UPDATE: Friends not only provide stories, but photos as well. Photo credit and thanks to my friend from the Burrito Story.
And really, when you read Succulent, marinated, all-white-meat chicken, doesn’t it make you want to just go order a chicken burrito?!
Signing off, so I can go get a walk in on this beautiful, cool, springy morning!