Wednesday, October 24, 2007

This Man Walks Into A Trap

Blue Girl's looking for funny stories. Here's a hilarious one.

After a brief stop at home last night so I could cram food down my gullet and let my kids tell me I'm lazy, it was off to a meeting. It's budget time, which meant it went late and I got home after everyone was asleep. I brushed my teeth and went to give my two youngest their goodnight hugs.

Instead of a tender Snag family moment, however, it became one more bloody, hellish milestone. Literally. My Lovely Bride inexplicably decided to buy the youngest boy a lava lamp on Sunday because his first one broke and stained the carpet. With the remarkable good judgment my children display, they'd set it on their bedroom floor, where Katie the Wonder Dog promptly knocked it over with her tail, sending glass shards all over, which got picked up, except for the one stuck in my damn foot.

Going downstairs to find something to staunch the bleeding, I tripped over the laundry basket. The one that was full of clean laundry. More accurately, the one that had been full of clean laundry until someone threw a wet towel on top of it. Good, now I had clothes to wash, again, get me off my lazy ass.

I finally stopped hemorrhaging and dragged myself to bed at 12:30 in the morning. At 5:45 a.m. the clock radio went off, Matchbox Twenty or some crap, at a volume you could hear wherever you're reading this. Adrenaline pumping, I sat up and said to my wife, "Light of my life, whatever in the world is going on?"

"One of the kids must have been playing with the radio last night," she answered.

"Oh those rascals," I said, or words to that effect.

I called a friend of mine this morning and asked him to shoot me in the head. He laughed.

My whole life is a punchline.


Anonymous said...

How is it that feet seem to have some gigantic major uncloggable artery in them. You might have been able to bleed out, but we wouldn't want that, so don't get any ideas.

Chuckles said...

It might have something to do with gravity, but I'm no doctor.

Anonymous said...

btw, it's stanch, and not staunch. i forgive you because you're american and also because of the glass-in-foot thing.

Brando said...

Maybe your kids wanted to re-enact a scene from Die Hard?

"Oh you little rascals" is priceless.

Anonymous said...

"i forgive you because you're american"

That's sad. :(

Kathleen said...

Lava Lamp: 1
Snag: 0

Righteous Bubba said...

I have a spare Ming vase if you want it.

Snag said...

Stanch is so 1992.

The sad part is a friend asked, after hearing this story, "You mean they broke the lava lamp I gave them?"

"No, you silly girl," I replied. "They broke they one we bought to replace the one we gave you."

So, yeah, I'll take the vase.