Friday, February 04, 2005

The Gopher a.k.a. What Was I Thinking?!

Ok...I know that you've been tempted. I know it calls to you from the aisle of The Bad Place. It looks fun, harmless...downright useful. But, Friends...please, hear me now...resist the urge to buy The Gopher. You know, the overgrown, spring-action tweezer thingy. They tell me it's been advertised on t.v. I haven't seen the commercial, but I have walked past the confounded thing a couple dozen times in Walmart. Well, yesterday I caved. It all started when I woke up and looked out the back door, onto the deck...
"RATS! The neighbor's flea-bitten dogs have been into my trash AGAIN! I'm so tired of grabbing handfuls of rotting banana peels and poopy diapers off the ground to redeposit into the garbage. GRRRRRRR!!!!"
::fast forward::
The Ewe et. al. walking down the aisle at Walmart, later in the day...
"Look, Mom! The Gopher! That would be good to use to pick up the trash the dogs strew..."
"Hmmm...good point...How much is it? Hmm...$10. Not bad. Ok, I'm feeling frisky. Put it in the cart..."
::fast forward::
The Ewe et. al. back at The Fold, putting away groceries...
"Look, Mom! I can use The Gopher to put cans on the shelf!!"
"Yes, dear, that's neat. Let's go out on the back deck and use The Gopher to pick up the scattered trash...tomorrow's trash day, you know..."
::on the back deck::
"Wow! This is fun! It really picks up the garbage!"
The Lambies bring The Gopher back into the house.
"Oh, no, Girls! Don't use The Gopher to pick up Tiny Tot's toys now that you've used it on garbage!!" "Let's use a disinfecting wipe to clean it..."
::next day::
"Girls! Stop pinching each other with that!" "Quit running around the house with that!" "Watch out!" "Don't swing The Gopher around!!"
Sigh. I'm thinking now that rubber gloves work pretty well to pick up the trash the dogs scatter. Any of you in the market for an overgrown, spring-action tweezer thingy?
Y'all keep your wool dry.
The Ewe


Lisa-Anne said...

*grin* no we have a "robot arm" as it's called here that causes me quite enough trouble, thanks anyway!!! lol!
I put it up so high once that to get it down, I needed it! :)
I left the Ram a birthday message on the Groundhog day post, but for some reason it didn't take. So HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY, oh fella who is now older than me for at least part of the year!!! :)

Anonymous said...


I've often thought how much fun one of those arms would be.... I knew my progeny would see it my way...LOL heheheheheheheheheheheheheheh

I love EWE

Alipurr said...

As I was going through the morning activities, i.e. getting the dead bird off the living room carpet(a special present from our new kitty), trying to have some calm time before everyone wakes up, I was thinking and praying for you. I pray that God will hold you when you need holding, comfort you when you need comforting. I was remembering how much I prayed for Jason and missed him when he was on long business trips, and how hard it was to wait for him. And especially how relieved and happy I was when he got home. I wanted you to know how much I appreciate your family's sacrifice, and I wanted you to know I was praying for you today.
:), allison