Nov 28, 2009
An Interesting Thanksgiving Treat
I've heard of handing out Thanksgiving day cards, or perhaps passing along some homemade yumminess in the form of bread or cookies...but apparantly people in our town have a totally different tradition...
We were enjoying a fabulously relaxed evening on the couch watching Jay Leno's monologue when we heard a car stop outside our front door (so suprise, there's a stopsign outside our front door). But then someone loudly rand up our front steps. Jason was off the couch in split second, hand on door ready to open it...then we heard the mailbox (attatched to our house) clang and and aweful noise start coming from it. The person banged loudly on the door and you heard foot steps running away.
Visions of exploding shrapnel tearing into our flesh flashed before my eyes. "Don't you dare open that door Jason," I yelled! "Get the phone! Get away from the door!" He respected my wishes about the door but stayed to peer out the window and get a description of the truck as I high tailed it to the other side of the house while dialing 911. I gave all the info and was patched through to an officer I believe.
"It IS an explosive," the officer told me. "Have anyone in your house stay away from the mailbox. A truck matching the description has done this to two other houses tonight. We're sending an officer right over and maybe firetruck too."
Commence my screaming, "JASON! GET AWAY FROM THAT DOOR! IT'S AN EXPLOSIVE! THE POLICE SAID ITS AN EXPLOSIVE! GO GET ELLA! GET AWAY FROM THE DOOR!"
The police show up, spotlight our house and then walk up to our mailbox. (I'm thinking, "What are you doing!? You'r gonna get blown up! You're going to lose an eye, or an arm, or your face!!! Ahh! I don't want to see this!") The police bravely extracts the offendind item and it is.....a vibrator.
Yup, that's right. Apparantly in this quaint little town, people leave free sex toys in your mailbox as a Thanksgiving offering of cheer.
Did I mention that we haven't heard anything on the house yet and I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hope we get it and move far away from this place!!!!!!!