Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stupidity Is Infinite

I was driving down the road yesterday when I came across a kid on the sidewalk who was waving at me in a very peculiar way. He was pumping his fist in the air, up and down, up and down while smiling broadly. I slowed down just a tick to wave back. "How sad!" I thought. "That poor little slow boy's parents have left him to walk to school alone." Then the tow truck beside me honked his horn, an answer to the obvious "honk-your-horn" gesture the kid was making at it.

Whatever doubts I had about not being smarter than a 5th grader have just been confirmed.

Daily Hoop Conversation:
(While watching T.V.)
Hoop: Did you see that?
Tink: See what?
Hoop: A washer and dryer combo that can complete a load in 30 minutes.
Tink: Neat!
Hoop: Do you know how quickly we could do our laundry with one of those?
Tink: In 30 minutes.
Hoop: ...
Tink: Was that a trick question?

Is it just me, or does
this man who washed up on Christmas Eve look like Santa Claus?

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At 19 February, 2009, Blogger Unknown said...

Wow he does look loke Santa Claus,

At 19 February, 2009, Blogger said...

Yes, he does LOOK like him, but I happen to know that the only tattoo that Santa has is located on his lower abdomen right side, and, appropriately enough, it's a candy cane. ;-)

At 19 February, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me that is a doctored photo!!

On the other hand, I have lived in other places where I saw Santa driving around, mid-year, in a red minivan with personalized plates. I've also seen him in a red Subaru wagon. He's everywhere!

Some days my 3rd grader is smarter than me. Sad, isn't it?

At 19 February, 2009, Blogger Jay said...

But do you know how long it would take to do TWO loads of laundry with one of those? haha

Now I know why I didn't get my 52" LCD HDTV and 17" MacBook and iPhone that I asked Santa for at Christmas. He didn't make it past the East coast on Christmas Eve.

So sad.


HA! My word verification is "comic"

At 19 February, 2009, Blogger LL said...

Tink... you're smarter than Hoop but pale to the 5th grader? That's not saying much for Hoop... ;)

At 19 February, 2009, Blogger Gramps said...

If they had the man's actual body, why did they need to use a composite sketch?

Maybe it was the delicious decomposition.

(By the way, you're in trouble with Granny for gloating over her Xbox escapades.)

At 19 February, 2009, Blogger Chris said...

I guess we won't know until next Christmas, eh?

Huh. My capcha word is "ravers."

At 19 February, 2009, Blogger Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Ah, your Hoop conversations always make me giggle!

At 19 February, 2009, Blogger Janet said...

He totally does...and also a little like Michael J. Pollard!

At 19 February, 2009, Blogger fiwa said...

Uh, I thought that honk, honk gesture was supposed to be for semis? I never heard of anyone doing it to a car - I would have thought something was a little wrong with him too!

Love you-

At 19 February, 2009, Blogger Mary said...

I want that washer/dryer set too!!

honk honk!

At 19 February, 2009, Blogger mamatulip said...

A little bit Santa, a little bit Jesus.

At 19 February, 2009, Blogger Hilary said...

Too funny. It must be fun to be you. ;)

I'll "sign" and send that photo in just a few.

At 20 February, 2009, Blogger flutter said...

LOL, well he DID ask

At 20 February, 2009, Blogger mrspao said...

I wouldn't have understood the fifth grader either...

At 20 February, 2009, Blogger Aunt Jackie said...

Hahaha that's funny... Well don't feel bad, we all have our moments Tink!! :)

And the guy? I vote "Moses".

Have a good weekend.

At 20 February, 2009, Blogger Unknown said...

Washed up?? That would explain the crappy present I got for Christmas.

At 20 February, 2009, Blogger Reb said...

Santa!! Oh no!

Love your Hoop conversations!

At 20 February, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It occurs to me that this post shows that as unobservant you might think you are, there's always someone a little worse off than you.

At 20 February, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that was Santa that washed up in the river that would explain why I didn't get my gift this year.


At 20 February, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the 40-70 age range that throws me, though.

At 20 February, 2009, Blogger Woman in a Window said...

Didn't you stand in the corner of your school's playground and motion for the yank of the horn like, every lunch and every recess? Or is that just a poor rural Ontario thing! (don't answer that!)

30 minutes, ha ha!

At 23 February, 2009, Blogger Chatty said...

Tink, you crack me up! One of my favorite things about long trips when I was a kid was getting to hang my arm out the window and pump it at truck drivers. It was amazing how many truckers obliged. Glad to hear that they still do. I have the occasional urge to do this as an adult - but have so far chickened out.
And, in my opinion, that guy who washed up looks like a cross between Santa Claus and Rasputin...; )

At 23 February, 2009, Blogger Woman in a Window said...

(Tink, your time is now for dreams. I think you should just do it. Really. Do it!)

At 23 February, 2009, Blogger Tawcan said...

Damn Hoop trying to be sneaky lol.


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