Friday, November 26, 2010

Duh!


The lumber delivery truck pulls up the driveway as I'm on the phone with a client. It is loaded with additional bits and bobs for An Teachin - the Artist's/Writer's Cabin I'm building on the hill behind the house.

Ansa starts to bark with some degree of urgency so I fold down the conversation on the phone. Something is up.

I go out back. All this lumber, stone and cedar is piled up in front of the garage door.

"Hey!"

"Wha'?"

"My car's in there!"

"Where?"

"In the garage!" (note: I don't say a**h***)

"Why?"

"That's where she lives, b'y!" (injecting a bit of Newfoundlandese here, notice?)

He continues stockpiling in front of the garage.

"I'll need to get my car out."

"When?"

"Later."

"Why?"

"I have to go to town - look never mind, move the stuff to the meadow. OK?"

"Are you sure?"

"Seriously. Positively. I swear on my firstborn's head."

"Well, only if you're sure now." (reluctantly)

"Oh, why would you think I wouldn't be?" (humour me)

"I wouldn't like the look of it on the meadow."

"It's not going to stay there. It's for the cabin up yonder, see?"

"Whatever you say then." Huge, sad sigh, headshake thrown in for good measure.

Ansa = 1. Delivery person = 0.


PS: Yes, picture taken today, yes, grass still green. Weather gobsmackingly gorgeous.

20 comments:

  1. Sure why would you need a car? Do wimmin drive? I hope Ansa had a good ham sandwich for lunch!! ;)

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  2. Yes, why does your car live in the garage? What a silly place for it. People store junk in their garages, not their cars!

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  3. A sandwich short of a picnic, for sure. I'm surprised he didn't pile everything next to your front door. I mean, you wouldn't be going out at all, would you, love?

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  4. I have a 2 car garage which is my studio, another 2 car garage which is Jerry's shop and a tent garage where we store things. The cars live outside in the snow and weather. That's probably the kind of life the delivery person has.

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  5. GM:
    Oh I as so proud of that dog of mine for alerting me to the idiocy of my delivery! She got really special treats!
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  6. Nora:
    that is true, that was my garage in Toronto!
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  7. Twain:
    That's why I wrote the whole thing down, it sounded so insane!
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  8. Nick:
    He said to me after he had moved *multiple sighs* all material to the meadow:
    "You didn't look like you were home"
    and ignoring the insanity implication of that, I thought:
    This man has never ever seen a garage used for its original purpose. He merely thought my car was gone, I wasn't home. I didn't use the garage for a CAR, no one does.
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  9. 20CW:
    Oh it goes beyond that. Absolutely no one here uses the garage for a car (what a waste!) they are all work sheds, tool shops, art galleries, book stores, etc.
    No wonder my visitors drop off when I store the car away!
    LOL
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  10. The garages in the new build road where I lived in Bristol were physically too small for a car! (anything bigger than a Smart, and you couldn't shut the door...)

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  11. Jo:
    I would laugh uncontrollably at a garage on Dupont Ave in Toronto where the garage was too short and the bum of the car would hang out over the sidewalk, the garage door resting on the roof. It always reminded me of a dog I used to have who would hide on me under a bush with the bottom half of her body hanging out for the whole world to see.
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  12. And I thought all the dumb asses live in the south. Great story about people.

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  13. Marcia:
    I think there is a thin covering of them all over North America.
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  14. I wouldn't like the look of it on the meadow

    Truly, he has the soul of an artist ;-)

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  15. T:
    And he would have been pleased as Leo, spotting the installation on said meadow, promptly got his "trike" and trailer and moved it up to the cabin where it lies in wait for Gordon-The-Gift.
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  16. What a moron of a delivery driver to think it was ok to block a clearly-used access like that.

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  17. Extraordinary eh Laura, and to fight me on it too when I was clearly "at home".
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  18. Www, this sounds more like a Monty Python skit! As my neighour would say, "ah, he's awful tick" Cheers. vp

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  19. Delivery people seem to be generally better here in Scotland! Btw - we've got your snow!

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