Thursday, July 21, 2005

PHOTO SHOOT, Spam-zapper and Poor Henry

I'm having problems with AOL's ftp this morning so I'll just reuse an old picture for the Monday Photo Shoot (on Thursday... late as usual).  This is Shorty (aka Shirley, Shitty, Shelly and Hey You Dumb Squirrel Get Out Of My House!)  This little guy will fuss at us from the pine tree right outside of the window for his morning snack of trail mix.  Okay,  I admit it, I buy the trail mix for the squirrels.  (Hey, that stuff is nasty, you didn't think I'd actually eat it myself did you?)

I finally had to break down and go to the store yesterday.  My Bunn-Omatic Brew-Omatic filters are very versitile, but I don't recommend them as an emergency substitution for toilet paper.  So I went to buy some toilet paper, and when I got back, almost as if he was waiting for my return, a door-to-door salesman showed up on my porch offering to clean the rust off of my truck.  I cut him off and explained that I had already seen the demonstration before and wasn't interested.  His first mistake was to question me as to when I had seen the demo, was he suggesting that I was lying?  Then he proceded to argue whether I really could afford his product or not.  Needless to say I forgot my manners and he left mad. 

Why do some salesmen feel they can come up to our homes uninvited to pressure us into buying their over-priced products but when they come across someone who really isn't interested and won't buy into their pitch, they get mad?  I wish there was a universal 'do not knock' list for home solicitation, a door to door spam blocker.  I need a spam-zapper, preferably an electrical one... with lots of watts, ohms and hertz, and things that spark and sizzle.  I understand that they are just trying to make a living, but if they don't take 'no' the first time, I get to hit the switch!

Henry the goldfish is having some major issues.  Is it normal for a fish's doodies to be longer than the fish itself?  Henry is only about 3 inches long, but he has this long string of stuff hanging out of him that is at least 5 inches long!  Can't they pinch it off or something?  All I can say is... I'm glad I'm not a gold fish!


sdoscher458 said...

Funny lady!! The worst ones are the "will convert you" ones that just don't take no for an answer.  I just don't answer the door when I see them standing there...I just wish that they would respect that other people have their own beliefs too. I think the fish thing means he's overeating a bit......SAndi

jrmkiss said...

I was about to congradulate you on another great entry...then I got a visual of the fish and it's "problem area". lol As always love the journal.

cdittric77 said...

I love the fact that you used the word doodie :). That in and of itself makes this entry delightful!
Peace and love,

tc01hm said...

For years I had a sign on my gate that said "Beware of Lions", now I have a sign that has a Lab silouhette that asks the question:
"We can reach the gate in 3 seconds, can you?"
It works!

purplectigger said...

I agree with you . Why can't they take no for a answer. I feel sorry for them sometimes. I know they need to make money also , but if we don't want to buy their stuff they shouldn't try to pressure us.
Have a great day.
Hugs, R.C.

callnti said...

I've been coming to your journal quite frequently for the past couple of weeks and just wanted to drop a line to tell you how much I love visiting.  Your words are hysterically written and relate to so many other people that have children and even those that don't.

loveladylisa1 said...

Hey that pic looks like my squirrel from H*LL that torments us on a weekly basis with his antics. He is this old squirel that lives in our pine tree and regularly terrorizes my garden. He isn't afraid either.  He wits there and lets you walk right up to him and just when you reach out your hand, zoom, off he goes. (I sware I can hear him laughing as he races down the fence line)

xxroxymamaxx said...

Cute pic, and he's named after me....Shelly! lol!  And my dh is an electrician, maybe I can get him to invent that salesman zapper your describing here!  As for the fish.....hmmm.......try some tweezers! Shelly

vortexgirl said...

If you think Squirrels are bad you should try having chipmunks.  I don't feed them, but still they sit on the wood pile and yell at me.  The wood pile is right outside our bedroom window.  And they get up early!!!

hestiahomeschool said...

It is normal.  Fish can REALLY poop!