Thursday, September 27, 2007

More lamity

I heard this dripping sound the other day. I was reading on the couch and kept noticing it, but it was so faint that I put it down to the bubbles popping at the top of my Diet Coke, which was sitting on the table beside me. A few minutes later, Serge walked in and said, "Hey, what's that?" He was pointing at the carpet. I got up and went over to look at the carpet too, and said, "Sara peed!" Then Serge started saying, "Bad Sara, bad!" as he walked into the kitchen to fetch some paper towels. Then I heard the dripping sound again. I said, "Something sounds like it's dripping." God I'm lame sometimes. Because it wasn't until Serge came over and looked up that I realized that water was leaking from the ceiling. He puzzled it all together faster than I did. Just like he does with every plot line. I had already accepted that Sara had peed on the carpet, so it didn't play into the "dripping sound" part of the situation. I know, lame.

We went upstairs to Gordon's apartment, but he wasn't home, so we let ourselves in. As it turned out, the filter on his aquarium had a little slow leak that was dripping down the wall. We cleaned it up with some of our towels, adjusted the filter so the water didn't leak out, and left a note. In the note, we mentioned scolding sara before realizing what had happened.

The next day, Gordon knocked at the door and gave back the towels with a box of cookies. He apologized for the trouble and said that the cookies were a little gift for our trouble. I was going to tell him that it wasn't necessary, until I saw that they were peanut butter cookies, with the little crossed fork marks on top, My Favorite! So instead I thanked him and came inside. "Hey Serge, Gordon brought us some peanut butter cookies!" And I showed him the box. Serge made a face, since he doesn't really like peanut butter cookies. I tore the box open and was delighted to see that they were little two bite cookies (one if you're a pig). We hadn't eaten dinner yet, but one of these wouldn't spoil anything. I bit into it. Hmmm. Really hard. Kind of cheap tasting, not very much peanut butter in these things.


I took the box and looked at it again. President's Choice. Wow. The first time I've been disappointed with one of their products. Are they expired? I looked for the expiration date. Then I noticed the littlest font sized words where it says "pour chiens". Then I noticed the dogs in the picture. Then I showed Serge and we both about died laughing in the kitchen. He howled, "This is the second time you've accidentally eaten dogfood." He was referring to the time I unconsciously licked the fork after dishing out wetfood from a can. You probably had to be there.

This post brought to you by Little Kenny's Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies.

34 comments:

Lemuel said...

LMAO!

Lacey said...

yes, I also, am LMAO. Especially about licking the fork. I've come SO close, so many times.

dan said...

Hum Hum !!!

After the old macaroni cheese, please, don't offer me a cookie if I go to your place this w.e. ;)

mainja said...

so, did sara like them?

CoffeeDog said...

Soon you'll be peeing on the carpet and Serge will be scolding you!

Ed said...

Good boy Torn! Now roll over, come on boy, roll over, good doggie. Here's your treat! RFLMAO!
Wait until you see Gordon and he asks how Sarah liked the dog biscuits! LOL!

Petie said...

So not only you scold Sara for nothing, you also steal her snack :p

This Boy Elroy said...

Too funny.

Dantallion said...

Ahahahaha!

Thank you for that.

Chunks said...

That made my morning!

Jason said...

I didn't know dogs liked peanut butter.

GayProf said...

I am sure that they will make your coat glossy and thick.

Steven said...

I was laughing even before I got to the punchline. Too funny.

Cooper said...

I am laughing like a drain here!

Signalite said...

The best blunders are all in execution. Superb!

David said...

So the dogs on the package weren't a give-away? For someone who is such a keen observer of details, it's amusing how you can sometimes miss the obvious.

Paul said...

So, what did Sara think of them? She probably thought you got what you deserved for falsely scolding her.

Patricia said...

uhh yeah the dogs really were a pretty good hint.

and how much do i love that gordon brought sara cookies as an apology?

dr. mo said...

This is so funy... But what struck me most was Gordon's toughfulness at trying to compensate Sara for having been wrongfuly accused -how many of us would have thought of the pet rather than the human?

Frank said...

LOL. That's hilarious.

Polt said...

BWAHAHAHA!! I LOVE your stories! You should try writing a sitcom. I mean, your lives are funnier than half the stupid shit on tv now!

HUGS...

Mark in DE said...

Like the rest, I am ROLFMAO! I love peanut butter cookies too so I might have done the same.

One time my sister-in-law came home to an empty box of dog treats along with a remark from her husband: "I think those cookies you just bought were practially stale." But that didn't stop him from eating the entire box.

Good times!

Mark

Snooze said...

Oh that's excellent! I can picture the two of you laughing together.

don said...

I am sure that this post will be followed up by one regarding strange poo. Thats what happens when you eat dog food!

Can't wait! Bring it on!

Lewis said...

Took you a while on that "dripping" thing, eh? Maybe Sara was standing up on a table or something. I should tell you about the time my step father actually served cat food mixed with something or other along with crackers...at a party....and on purpose. I'll bet that Serge is glad that he isn't a peanut butter fan.

Sunshine said...

This is hilarious - and kinda gross. :P

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

Hah! Sara got her revenge.
My grandmother, who used to eat in her sleep, ate a partially full can of dogfood. We found it on the top of the trash the next morning. She said she thought it was hash that hadn't gone bad yet.

Laverne said...

This one had me laughing out loud.

Thanks. I needed it at the end of my day today.

abnitude said...

lol. sara not only scolded but also not getting the first cookie out of "her" gift.

Lyvvie said...

That was great! Although I quick read the box and thought it was buttered arachnids and was rather repulsed you folks were feeding buttered spiders to your dogs.

(How could you see the cookie and not the dogs on first glance? LOL)

daveincleveland said...

thank you......i needed a chuckle this am..........you know, you guys just rock.........have a great weekend

rbo said...

hahaha excellent. The first thing I noticed looking at the package was not the seemingly odd inclusion of dogs, but the lack of english titling! (in vancouver we get bi-lingual packaging, but in montreal it's french all the way?)

dbv said...

very funny... i'm saving my dogfood experience for old age!!

Truthspew said...

Reminds me of living single for 9 years of my life (Moved out at 19 and didn't meet Keyron until I was 28.)

Anyhow my cat Randy and I would share a plate. It was human food but that didn't stop me.

I'd just push some of the food off to one side of the plate and eat from the other. Randy would eat from the separated pile.

Keyron separated me from that habit.