Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lights on, nobody home

When I do particularly dumb things, I like to tell people about them. You would think because it is rare and makes me more like the common people and thus more loved. It's not.

I mean, it's not just that. It's that it happens with such an amazing frequency and a completely stunning level of stupid. It's a wonder I am allowed out of the house on my own.

Even the dog thinks I need an adult.

I tried for 5 minutes to get him to look at me so I could take a picture.
Finally, I had to ask if he wanted food. The look of disbelief is clear in his eyes.
He knew I was faking.
This weekend, we had a friend visiting during the Grey Cup. We hung out lots and had a grand old time.  The first evening, I had to set my car alarm off so we could find where I parked and then I couldn't turn it off.  For possibly the longest 5 minutes of my life.

That wasn't even the dumbest thing I did during the weekend.

On our last night together, I went to let the dog outside. I take him out the side door that I've been using since we moved into this rental in August.  I flipped on the outside light, let the dog out, and waited for him to come back in.

It was then I realized what I had been doing for over 3 months.

When I came back in, I had to share. I had thought the side door light was a motion sensor. It wasn't until that night, I realized it was not -- at all. It just took a long time for the light to warm up and turn on.

Both The Guy and my friend assured me I had nothing to be embarrassed about.  This is when I told them:
You guys don't understand. I've been waving at that light for months to make it turn on.
I muttered to myself about the fact I have two degrees and am still this stupid.  The Guy assured me it was only one now as the University had asked for the other back.

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  1. Lol! Hysterical! Those high-efficiency light bulbs are the worst because they do take forever to come on. :)

    1. They do! I'm a tool though. How did it take me so long?

  2. You don't need to be smart to get two degrees. I bear witness.

  3. Love it! I can totally see myself waving at a "motion sensor light" for months... I still don't even know how to flip our switch so that the motion part is activated (versus being forced to stay on). Does that even make sense?

    1. I didn't even know you could do that, Tara!!

  4. After trying to decide if I was going to come in to Riderville or you were going to come out of Riderville for 25 minutes, the car alarm going off was the hilight of the night.

    1. You are a mean friend! I was challenged that night! Not my fault!!


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