Monday, January 9, 2012

Lucky Me!

I took the hubby's car to the Fruit Bowl today. 

 LUCKY ME>  I Found a parking place right next to the front door!  
Awkward that I am, while fumbling for my huge trash can purse I accidently hit the emergency button on the car remote.


How do I turn this darn thing off?!?  I'm not the type who likes to be noticed...  good or bad.  But by now, the entire store front  is my entourage of curious faces - watching me. 

 LUCKY ME>  I found the button. 


With head hung low, I apologize to my audience 
while on my way inside. 

"Oh, was that you?" they say.  

They know darn well it was me...

LUCKY ME>  They had everything I needed.  Well... the grapes weren't too swift so I passed on them.  But other than that... it was all good.

  Upon returning to my car I find the lights on.  I guess I must've pushed a wrong button while trying to stop that stupid LOUD horn!  

LUCKY FOR ME>  I wasn't long inside.  The car should be fine.

While fumbling with my trash can purse  I dropped one of my bags.

 LUCKY ME>  There was only one item in the bag....

Ummm..  Maybe I wasn't so lucky after all...  But maybe.  Just maybe.. they didn't break.

They did.

Upon pulling in my driveway I find our advertising guy waiting with our newspaper ad to be proofed.   Not good timing.  I didn't want to get into it with him.  He needn't know that  I had a bag in the back that was seeping slimy, gross egg ...    

I grabbed the proof from his hand.  Took a quick glance.  "Yep. Umm hmmm...  looks great."  

Thinking to myself:  Thumbs up... now please be on your way Newspaper guy.  Go.  Go away.... quickly. 
 I have to get these eggs inside.

"You know your lights are on?"  he says.

"Oh crap."  
(that's as strong a curse word as you're going to get from me..  but I said it with emphasis!)

  I can't figure out how to turn the lights off.  

Newspaper guy reaches in, touches a button and voila! 

Thinking to myself:  Now, go away!  

He gets the hint and heads for his car and I  then grab my bags and take them inside to see what I can salvage.

LUCKY ME!  I have five eggs that were not cracked.  

Can someone say ....  KLUTZ?


  1. I often have days just like this! Like you, I hate to draw attention to myself!

  2. How frustrating. One thing led to another. I hope the PROOF newspaper ad was really ok. When I borrow my husband's car I NEVER know where any of the control buttons are, either. After the day you've had... FIVE good eggs are a blessing. Plus all that yummy fruit. Now sit down and relax. Let Gracie console you. Take care.

  3. We bloggers have learned to spin all types of adversity into fodder for our blogs. A blaring horn and broken eggs make for a not-so-good Monday, but for a great blog post. Thnks for sharing it with us and I hope Tuesday is a better day! :-)

  4.'s Monday so what do you expect?? Good news---you have 5 unbroken eggs and you got the car home in one piece! :o)

  5. I loved this, sooo funny!!! And I really needed a laugh just about now. Samson wonders what Gracie had to say about all this. And so do I, actually.

  6. Lucky you, you can take a trail of trials and turn them into humor for your 'audience' to read. Lucky us! ;-)

  7. Oh Bobbi, your mind was probably just on a million other things... you are not a klutz!... and my grandma always used to say "no sense crying over spilled milk"... eggs in this case... xoxo Julie Marie

  8. How fun!... you were leaving me a comment on my blog at the same time I was leaving one for you!!! (you are an hour ahead of us on time)... xoxo Julie Marie

  9. CRAP is so sounds like Murphy's law came to visit you and what were you saying about not wanting to be noticed?

  10. The good news is it was the eggs that cracked and not your car in the parking lot with another one.
    I had a problem with my car alarm, too, on a very hot summer day 3 or 4 years ago. Every time I tried to get out of the car, it would start. We ended up towing it to the garage - - - only to find out that if I had put my key in the door lock and turned it, the alarm would have stopped!

  11. At least you were looking on the bright side of things.

  12. Everyone has klutzy dayz sometimes! No worries! ruff!

  13. Murphy has been visiting you today too! I wonder how many of them there are?

    Some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed! Just sayin'....

  14. We hate those buttons that make the alarm go off too- its so embarassing- especailly in hotels where people are sleeping.
    Did you make scrambled eggs?

  15. I'm just getting back after a longer tha intended absence. And catching up. Love this post, you are so much like me, can't believe you had any eggs left! I love your pics from the past! And yes, I remember walking to school backwards because of the wind!!!

  16. look at the bright side. five eggs are better than no eggs. you now know your car alarm works just incase you ever REALLY need it. your purse IS better than a real trash bag. Crap is not even close to cussing. tomorrow is a NEW day!


  17. hehe! I love how you turned your klutzy day into a story that makes the rest of us smile... I've had days like that! I call them my "in the hamster wheel" days, you know, like I'm going round and round and round on that thing the hamsters run on, and yet not getting anywhere! And boy do I know a thing or two about being klutzy, sigh.....

    Hugs, dear friend!

  18. Well, after ALL of that... we are all smiling:) You got 5 eggs left and lots of giggles from your friends! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  19. YIKES! Scrambled eggs anyone???

  20. Bobbi, great post! You are SO FUNNY!
    Klutz? No. Full Moon? Yes!

  21. What a day you had, Bobbi! At least there were five eggs that were not broken! I'm the same way though when I drive a car that is not the one I'm used to; I never know where all the "fancy" buttons are to turn this off or that one, etc.

    hope tomorrow is a good day!


  22. Poor Bobbi!!!! What a day you had!!!
    Oh how I missed you all!!! No one made me laugh.........
    I had no excuse for not cleaning the house but guess what ~~~~ I still didn't clean the house!! I just really don't like to do that !!!
    I like talking to you!!!!
    xx, Zoie & Fern


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