Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm old. Stop taping things to my door

I'm getting old.

Lately I've been spending more time thinking about the weather, vermin, and birds than someone of my age should be.

The tulips out back are really starting to grow and it makes me mad that we lost so many last year to the damn rabbits. Vance thinks if we leave carrots and salad as a peace offering they'll stay away from our plants. No signs of rabbits yet, but I've sure been thinking about them.

We've spotted a giant bird that has been circling around our house. At first we thought it could be the Jersey Devil, but turns out ours doesn't have a tail. We have a lot of hawks around here, but this one is much darker and less speckled. Vance and I saw it again yesterday afternoon and we watched it circle for a long time.

We get a lot of door-to-door advertising around here. Always something hanging on our door handle, left on our porch, taped to the front door, or my personal favorite, a ziploc of sand inside another ziploc with a brochure for lawn care that is left on our driveway. It's annoying but what I can't stand is the taping of things to my front door. Can you imagine walking up to someone's front door and Scotch taping something onto it? I can't!

On my way home the other day I saw people out with flyers and tape so I quickly taped a note of my own onto my front door, asking them not to tape anything to the front of my house. Fight the man! They skipped our house that day, but I felt a little old and crotchety leaving a No Solicitation! note.

Dear Shawna left this ad awhile back. This has definitely been our spiciest ad. There were more pictures on back (she even brings a chair for chair dancing!) and turns out ol' Shawna is certified in personal training, pilates, kickboxing, and is also a nutrition counselor. I'm just going to leave it at that.

Have a good Thursday!

One Response to “I'm old. Stop taping things to my door”

  1. OH. MY. HELL.
    i cannot believe someone left that on your door!
    wow. all new low to soliciting.



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