Day: October 20, 2012

So, You Think You Got Problems?

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I dropped in on my friend Becca’s site today – and she claims she forgot to be funny; but, I peed my pants laughing at her lame attempt to not be funny.

I mean, really, what’s unfunny about frizzy hair?  Maybe my efforts to grow a goatee?  Could be.  You see, it keeps coming in in patches, so instead of looking like a sinister scientist who’s creating life from dead body parts, I look like a goat who’s been in a fight with a weed whacker.

Seriously, though, I’m trying not to get ready for Halloween, and that’s scary.  See, my wife thinks its neat to stand by the door and hand out candy to grubby little crumb snatchers from up and down the block who give you the evil eye because your candy’s so cheap, and who insist on trekking across your newly sodded lawn.  You want to yell at them, but since you already have a reputation as the neighborhood Grinch, and your wife’s standing behind you with hands on hips and a stern expression, you just stand there and smile – well, more like a grimace.

Becca, you think you know hardship?  Let me tell you hardship. Try getting up in the morning and finding nothing in the pantry but half a jar of peanut butter but no crackers, and you forgot to put a can of beer in the fridge, so the beer and peanut butter breakfast you planned to eat is with whole wheat toast (gag!) and warm beer (the English will pay for this indignity).  When you’ve faced the problems I’ve faced, talk to me.

I could go on and on; but, my neighbor accuses me of going on and on too much, so I won’t.  Oh, wait; there is one more little problem I just have to share; my wife asked (well, ordered really) me to pick up Trick or Treat candy the last time I went to the store – and, don’t you know it, I forgot.  She thinks its in the pantry. I have just over a week to figure out how to sneak out to the store and sneak the damn stuff back into the house.  Curses!

I hate Halloween.  Bah, humbug.  Oh no, wrong holiday.  Doesn’t matter; hate that one too.