Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Thevictorian Family's Collective Nine Lives are Dwindling Fast

On Sunday, Genius sent me a text as soon as I pulled into the garage. While I sat awaiting my faithful Pony's unloading of the groceries, I took a peek to see how much money Genius wanted. Oh, wait. Genius didn't want any money!

"So on my way home from campus last night, another Solar Car person was following me home and a deer ran into the side of his car. He fared worse against the deer than I did a tractor trailer."

"My elaborate scenario imagination says you could have been killed by that deer crashing through your windshield!"

"Perhaps. Thankfully it wasn't MY beautiful car. It was his 1994 Toyota Camry."

"Foreign cars cost more to fix."

"He said if he even turns it in he's just going to pocket the money and not fix it. Sounds just like Pa."

"Yeah. They're two Pa's in a pod."

The Truth in Blogging Law requires Val to inform you that Genius did not ask for money, because earlier in the day, she told him she was putting money in his account to cover his mirror and wheel alignment.

14 comments:

  1. Well...I only had to amuse Genius. And I had to put that grammatically incorrect apostrophe in there or else it would look like I was calling them Easter egg dye kits.

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  2. If they don't ask for, money,they give you something to worry about.

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    1. It's kind of like they waggle a finger in our face, and say, "Start giving my money, or I'll give you something to worry about!"

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  3. Hitting a deer would be terrible. My wife keeps wanting to give our son money and I need to remind her that at thirty-five our son makes more money than we do.

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    1. Hick also has empathy for the deer. Specifically, the deer head we bought him one Christmas at a flea market, which is now hanging in his creekside cabin, which THE MICE ATE THE EAR HAIR OUT OF! Yes, Hick was almost crying when he told me that on Monday night.

      My nephew didn't go to college, got a job with a multi-state electric company as a janitor, and during his first year was making more than I made with a master's degree and 20 years of teaching experience.

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    2. Yeah,but did you take mop 101?

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    3. I'm not sure he even had to use a mop! Most I heard about was emptying wastebaskets.

      If you saw my floors, you would know the answer to your question...

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  4. Any day they don't ask for money, is a VICTORY DAY!!!

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    1. As long as it's also a day they don't tell you how dumb you are.

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  5. Two pa's in the pod are better than two pee-ers in the pod--as in those pods that are storage units.

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    1. We needed pee-ers NEAR our pods, as in Hick's freight containers, on Tuesday night.

      But that's a story for Saturday. I'm not yet done milking the Genius sleep-driving episode.

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  6. Geeze, today may the luck of the Irish bless you, and if not, drink a green beer to forget your worries.

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    1. Where do you think I am, COLLEGE?

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