Friday, January 11, 2008

It's the Thought That Counts

Not being critical or overtly nosy, I asked one of the denizens of Faulty Towers why there was a large cardboard box about 1/2 full of sticks between their cars. The box had sat through some rain and weather and thus was wet and sagging. As I was curious as to the contents I looked in it the day before.

"Oh!", shaking her head in amusement, "do you think the trash would take that?" Mrs. S asked. "Well, we can try."

"You know I have a rather crazy sister.... it was our Christmas present. She gathered some sticks and twigs and bark and gave it to us so we can light our fireplace", she said with a straight face. I had to believe her.

I have not checked if the trash service hauled the box away. I guess if not I can take it back to Mrs S and say:"Looks like you have to take it back to the forest where it was gathered. Do you have the receipt?"

I guess the dust cloths my sister gave me don't look as bad after all, at least she bought them.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like the resident of the tower isn't the only one with a crazy sister!

You make me laugh!

Don said...

I admit my sis is nuts. The dust cloths in question were some special microfiber miracle cloths she found on QVC. She keeps them in business. She would by sticks from QVC.

Anonymous said...

Lol! I'm glad you clarified - I was picturing some sort of rags! It seemed like the worst Christmas gift ever, besides underwear.