Wednesday, June 9, 2004

SECURITY ALARM

We were talking at work about bubble wrap, its a favorite toy and past time at my job... and I got to thinking about something that happened to me right after we moved into our current house.  I was working the closing shift at the burger joint, and usually didn't get home until after midnight.  My first night after the move had me driving back to the old house and actually parking in the driveway before I realized that I no longer lived there.  The second night I made it to the right house, but nobody had left the porch lights on for me so I was totally in the dark trying to get a strange key into a strange door.  The house was pitch black when I stepped in.  Suddenly there was an explosion of popping.  I screamed and jumped forward into the darkness.  More popping.  Everytime I put down my foot there was an explosion.  I lunged for the wall where I thought the light switches were.  Amidst the noise of these pops I finally found the switch and the foyer was flooded with light.  I was standing in the middle of a minefield of bubblewrap!  One of the little trolls they gave me at the hospital instead of a human baby had carpeted the entire entranceway with large pink bubblewrap!  I sank to the floor in relief... of course setting off more of the pops... and waited to compose myself.  This was definitely worse than stepping on a mousetrap in the dark... mousetraps only snap once.  The giggling the next morning at the breakfast table indicated that it was a joint operation. Well, no desert after lunch that day!  I did take notes though, that will also go into my bag of tricks I learned from my kids.

And for those of you who like to play with bubblewrap, here's a little virtual toy for you when you're waiting for your journal counter to go up...Virtual bubblewrap

5 comments:

gatorspictures said...

hehehehehehehe pop pop christie

sunshine38585 said...

LMAO this reminds me of one of the last episodes of friends where Joey sticks the bubble wrap in his pants. hehehe makes me laugh just thinking about it now. Thanks for the memory. Have a great day.
Missy

angieabk said...

Okay, now I'm convinced more than ever that we are twins separated at birth!

I love bubble wrap and I have actually spent hours and I do mean hours popping virtual bubble wrap on that very site!

Too eerie!

angie

hestiahomeschool said...

I mentioned this in my journal :-)

sprite1229 said...

oooooo..bubble wrap!..gotta love the bubble wrap...