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.

Monty
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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8 comments:

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

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

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

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  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?

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

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  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.

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

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