Our family's journey, & all the bumps & bruises along the way...

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Flashback Friday (4/07)


Ma man
Originally uploaded by LA'S DAZE

Well, let me just start by saying" It wasn't my fault" .....
As I'm driving home, this fella down the street with a spray bottle and a cloth hanging out of his back pocket (you allll know the one) is slowly making his way from a neighbor's home towards our street , so I hurry in and close the garage. I remembered him from last year, he was here once again to sell me cleaning products, well actually just one ( its one of them 15 in one thingamabobs) So I proceed to run from room to room telling anyone that might hear the doorbell and answer it, that they were to (very nicely ) say that their mom is simply not interested, no matter how unbelievable this product is ( which I knew was his schpiel from last year, "Its not simply incredible, its a designed by nasa!!" ect.....) so as I lay on my bed trying to pray this migraine away before we had to leave in the next 20 minutes (yes, you know right where I'm headed) here comes Chels, followed very closely by Syd, proclaiming very excitedly how awesome this stuff is and how this guy just cleaned of our ancient (their words) door knob and it now looks " Brand Spankin New" and they had the " I just know that that will make you jump right up and sprint to the door to purchase this "miracle concoction" look!!" To which I said "I'm sure its perfectly good, but "I DO~ NOT~ WANT~ IT"!! Well, that did it then, they must have decided right then and there that it was their Obligation, no, their very DUTY, to get me to see the light, because then they sent in the "Big Gun" ... MY MOM.. (who by this time, was now on a First name basis with the fella, knows all about his upbringing and kin, that we may, or may not be related to...) "Leah, your not going to believe this stuff, its this..... and the guy is so....... and its good for this......... and that and you should see what he said........" so at the end of that~~~~ I bought it.
We arrived home from church about an hour ago and the girls (whom by the way I forgot to ask that they let me very gently tell Chris) were going on and on about this most "awesomus stuff" and how we hadn't had the chance to use it yet, but that they were just certain that they saved me from making a "Huge Mistake" by not letting this stuff get away, to which he innocently asks" Oh, and how much was it honey?" then Syd ( GO oooooo D love her....) says" it was only
$70... (as I'm seeing it all happen so quickly, but in slow motion -all at the same time... Ya know what I mean??) I'm like SYYYYYDDDDNEYYYYY, NOOOOOOOO.. But it was to late...
It has now been well over an hour and he has just now been able to walk away, shoulders slumped, head down, crept off into the bedroom realizing that, yes , it is in fact true... I spent $70 dollars on cleaning stuff, and I'm not even sure if it really works.... The one thing I do know for sure is" that vein, you know, the one just over his right eye, yeah, that one, it really does need to be looked at, and the sooner the better...Amen

11 comments:

Dr. Wifey said...

LOL that cleaner must be laced with gold! hope hubby gets over it

FatGirlsSkinny said...

Oh goodness. Thats a lot of dollars for a cleaning product!

I can't believe you ATE airborne. Holy crapolie, they taste bad enough just drinking them. Blech! LOL

Shannon said...

WOW!! $70! The guy selling them in our neighborhood was selling them for $15 a bottle! I hope you got a lot!

That was a funny story too!

steenky bee said...

Seventy dollars?! Oh my! That stuff better work miracles and what not! Holy economy booster! Your injecting money into our failing system right and left!

Also? I giggle whenever you leave a post. Your name Mc Allen would make an awesome rap star name....M.C. Allen. Can I get a wha-wha?

Hope Wilson said...

Hiliarious...my hubby is "guilty" of letting "those" people in our house - drives me nuts, but it's so hard to turn them away! Thanks for visiting my blog...4 girls, what a blessing you have!

Robyn said...

I thank God that I live far away enough that no-one and I mean no-one ever sells anything at my door.
Hope that 70 dollar bottle goes along way and cleans the best of everything.

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

LOL!!!! That is so funny! I hope the stuff really works!!

Anna K. said...

Honey for $70 it had better be a migraine currative and clean the house for me!

We get a lot of those peeps tryin' to sell stuff in our neighborhood, too. I don't even bother to open the door anymore. I just yell through the door that I'm not interested. And even though I was brought up to use good manners, I was also brought up not to be a fool...since I'm home alone without the Hubs alot, that door doesn't open for just any "joe" that pops up on our porch! It's not safe!

Anna K. said...

Honey for $70 it had better be a migraine currative and clean the house for me!

We get a lot of those peeps tryin' to sell stuff in our neighborhood, too. I don't even bother to open the door anymore. I just yell through the door that I'm not interested. And even though I was brought up to use good manners, I was also brought up not to be a fool...since I'm home alone without the Hubs alot, that door doesn't open for just any "joe" that pops up on our porch! It's not safe!

Anna K. said...

Um, I swore I only hit that darned publish button one time....sorry!

nikkicrumpet said...

HOLY MOLEY...for 70 bucks it better come with a hot naked cleaning guy who does the cleaning for me...and lets me watch! THEN it would be worth the money.

I love your blog. I've read three posts and they all had me snorting...my hubby just said "oh no she's found another blog to love" Yup..deduct 4 more minutes out of my day!