A Rocky Road Adventure

I made a late night ice cream run the other night. I'm not proud. But there are days when nothing but a dish of Rocky Road will do. However, the drive to the store ended up being a bit more eventful than I planned.

I saw what looked to be a possum underneath a car on the street. Now in my town of Brookfield we have lots of possums, raccoons and such. And we also park on both sides of residential streets. So you have to drive cautiously at night so not to knock off a side mirror or squish a critter.

When I saw the "possum" I slowed the minivan down. Very, very slow. I was curious as to what kind of possumy things the animal was planning to do. Ever so slowly I drove. Hunched over the wheel with my face as close to the windshield as I could. Middle aged eyes, squinting in the night to get a good view. The possum had stopped moving so I flashed my brights on and off a few times to try and get it to hustle.

It was when I shined my brights on the possum the third time that I realized it was not a possum at all. It was my neighbor's white, tennis shoes back lit by her landscape lighting as she stood by her car. She was staring at me open mouthed. Trying to figure out why the hell I was hunched in my seat glaring at her feet and flashing my brights on and off at her.

So I just straightened up, waved, and hit the gas.

7 comments:

Amber Dawn said...

tehee, your neighbor's new Indian name, Little Possumfoot.

Helena said...

Hi, I stumbled across your blog from someone else's.

That is hillarious!! :-)

Amy Kate said...

I am sitting at my kitchen table, ignoring my kiddos, laughing out loud hysterically at this. The 4 year old wants to know what's so funny, but I won't tell her.
LOVE IT!

Miche said...

Thanks for the morning giggles. Always what a girl needs.

Paige said...

That is wonderful! Thanks for helping me start off my morning right. Priceless!

Christina said...

That is too funny! Sounds like something I would do! (Sometimes I feel like Mr. Magoo.)

zandor said...

That story was funny.