Tuesday, July 16, 2013

That's what she said

I don't know if I was the object of a practical joke or a genuine entrepreneurial pitch was being thrown my way. But whatever it was, it was awkward.
I hear a knock on the front door. This threw me off because the dog was out there, she let someone through. If a Jehovah's Witness 'witnessed' that, I'm screwed. She's my unwanted visitor deterrent. If I see anybody walking the neighborhood with a clipboard or paired up in there Sunday best carrying pamphlets, I let the dog out. It's pretty safe to say only friends and relatives make it to my front door unless they have chocolate, then she gets put in the back bedroom and I run for the husbands wallet. I never let a little kid with a box of fundraising chocolate get scared away from my house.
I went to see who the dog deemed acceptable to knock on my door. It was three young boys, one tall blonde kid and two short kids. I went out the door and stood on the front stoop with them. I scrunched my eyebrows together and looked at the tall one because he was trying to speak but having trouble with what he had to say. It went something like this:
"We split wood. I mean we are going to start tomorrow."
Giggles from the short ones.
"We charge 50 cents for....I mean....sorry. You are our first stop."
So I interjected and I couldn't communicate without it sounding terribly wrong if you let your mind go there and it did because, 'That's what she said' is a common phrase used in our family. So I carefully said,
"Are you saying you need wood or you have wood."
Giggles from the short ones again. And the tall one said,
"No we don't have any, we were wondering if you needed any split."
"No we don't have any wood here."
Ooops I did it again. I wanted this conversation to be done. The dog was wagging her tail and enjoying the attention from these 3 pranksters. And I was feeling set up. Why couldn't they just be selling chocolate?
"Sorry guys we don't have any wood, but thanks for coming by."
Oh my God I couldn't stop myself.


ReformingGeek said...

Oh my. My sides are splitting.....wood.

Suzanne said...

That's what she said!