Whenever I start to run out of material, Mrs. C comes through for me.
Tonight, when I returned from taking the garbage out to the street I opened the front door and knocked over a large umbrella. I was not familiar with this umbrella.
“Where did this umbrella come from?” I hollered as I was about to put it into the umbrella stand that is next to the door.
“I brought it in from the car, and don’t put it into the umbrella stand.”
My next response was going to be, “Why isn’t it in the umbrella stand?” Now I had to amend the question.
“Why not, that is what an umbrella stand is for, so the umbrella will not fall all over the place.”
“You just don’t know how to stand it up correctly!”
“I shouldn’t have to, and you’re begging the question. We have an umbrella stand, why won’t you use it.”
“Because I need to bring it back to the car.”
“So, if it is in the stand I will forget, if it is outside the stand I will remember to bring it back to the car.”
God help me, I think I understand.
The logic train doesn’t stop at our house, and suddenly it doesn’t seem to matter.
I just read your previous post and I'm still laughing and also realizing that I was watching The Miracle Worker the same day and came in at the same scene..weird. As for this post, I totally get what Mrs. C was saying. It's also why I have 2 umbrellas in my car.ReplyDelete
Makes perfect sense to me. This is something I would do.ReplyDelete
What's an umbrella?ReplyDelete
I followed her perfectly and that's just the way that I would have done it!ReplyDelete
I actually think her strategy was a good one in this case. I have to agree with her 100%. I would probably have done the same thing!ReplyDelete
Who brings an umbrella INTO the house? I always leave it in the car. If I get wet going into the house, I can dry off. I can change clothes. It doesn't matter if somebody at home sees me all bedraggled. Umbrellas are to keep you dry to impress OTHER people. Not family.ReplyDelete
She needs it visible so she remembers to bring it back to the car. Fair enough. So why the dig about you not knowing ow to stand it up properly? I'm glad I live alone.ReplyDelete
Ye Gods.... I just ordered - literally five minutes ago - two umbrellas because, er, because I needed to have one available in one room and the other in another room. Don't ask!ReplyDelete
We just don't use umbrellas!ReplyDelete
All my umbrellas get sucked into some kind of black hole, mostly starting their journey into outer space from the launchpad of a grocery shopping cart. I wonder if Mrs. C has any strategy tips for me?ReplyDelete
Makes sense to me.ReplyDelete
We rarely use umbrellas here and that's a sad thing. It means most of the time we're in a drought. Not this year, but still.ReplyDelete
I love the conversations at your house. Truly unbelievable at times and the logic/or lack thereof is amazing.
Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺
Get with the program Cosmo!!ReplyDelete
I might be mistaken, but those big umbrellas (much bigger than the one in the stand) are called "golfing umbrellas." I have one I use when I take my daily walk and it's raining hard.ReplyDelete
Ya know, it does make sense. Think you are finally bending to her will.ReplyDelete
Of course if you put it away, you won't remember where it is. Makes sense here, too!ReplyDelete
Sounds like something I have heard before at my house Joe ha haReplyDelete
It does make sense Mr Cranky...it really does.ReplyDelete
I have to agree with Mrs. C on this one...the umbrella being in a different place is a visual reminder.ReplyDelete
Of course, I'm thinking of the Seinfeld scene when George Costanza (George Can’t Stand’ya) thinks that umbrellas in coffee shops and stores are for anyone to take whenever it rains.