Monday, August 25, 2008

Box: 1; Me: 0

I'm having a fight with this box

Twice today I've found myself talking out loud even though I'm alone. The first was when I nearly stepped in a street loogie and let out a little yelp and then the second was this afternoon when I put together this wardrobe box which refused to crumple down in any way that would allow for neat and efficient taping. I'm pretty pissed at this box right now. Not as pissed as the woman I passed this morning who was berating her dog Lincoln because "Did I tell you you could get up, Lincoln? Did I? LINCOLN!" At first I thought she was yelling at a dog named Winky which made it even sadder. It was kind of like when you pass someone who's yelling at a kid and you want to reach out to the kid and report the parent but instead you just glare, kind of hoping they'll notice you but also a little afraid of what they'll do if your glaring causes a confrontation. But then I was thinking that she wasn't hitting her dog, she was just upbraiding him, but it was upsetting all the same. And she was a little thing and the dog was a big thing (a black lab) who was sort of putting up with her even though you could tell she was a total pain the ass.

But anyway, back to this box, it's just very spirited and on the one hand I don't want to break its spirit but on the other if it's going to house my clothing it's going to need to learn to cooperate.

7 comments:

Ted from Accounting said...

I'm not sure it is my place to bring this up....but I hope you signed a long-term lease this time! I really don't think I could handle the stress of you moving again!

Cool Box!

Toddrod said...

I know this has nothing to do with Alison's trials and moving tribulations, but I just needed to write this. The woman on the Rosetta Stone commercial is really beautiful. I would be in love with her if I knew she was spilling mustard on some old tshirt.

Toddrod

Sean said...

I fight with hangers all the time. I cannot stand the wire hangers that the dry cleaners give you, they always injure me. Its quite the scene..

I've moved 8 times in the past 4 years while in college, I've been there before.

Joe said...

No Wire Hangers! No Wire Hangers!

>>>Insert picture of Joan Crawford here<<<

Brett Jones said...

Toddrod I know the women you speak of. Very pretty, and rather well endowed. I always feel like learning Spanish and eating Honeydew melons after I see the commercial.

I'm such a simpleton.

http://www.myspace.com/lesleyannmachado

Toddrod said...

Wow! Thanks Brett! I'd leave her a comment on her Myspace page, but I don't wanna come across as some type of creepy creep. I wonder if Alison could get her on Red Eye for me? :D

Toddrod

Brett Jones said...

Hey Alison, does the green top get it's own packaging for the move?