Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I suppose it's a good thing...

Yesterday, we were taking a walk in the park and had just returned home, when all of a sudden, the doorbell rang. I opened the door to what appeared to be a girl (I'm guessing 13 years old) in a scout uniform and her mom who was tagging along. Indeed, she had her cookie sheet out ready to rob me sell me some of those high priced girl scout cookies. I opened the storm door to her cheery little face and she says:

"Hi-yee! Are your parents home?"   Excuse moi? Do I look 16?  
"Um, actually I'm the parent." I replied.

She apologized profusely and was a tad embarrassed, but I assured her it was OK and bought a box of thin mints. 
Meanwhile, I can hear my obnoxious husband in the background laughing like a hyena. Apparently he thought it was just hilarious that the little girl scout assumed I didn't look old enough to be a homeowner, let alone look much older than her.  
I had to remind him of a similar time when he first moved in to our house: there was (and still is) a huge geese problem in our neighborhood. They like to hang out in the lake behind our house, and proceed to come in our backyard to crap all over it and tear the grass up. Jon decided to take matters into his own hands and fire off a few empty rounds from his paintball gun to scare them off. Apparently a less than happy neighbor spotted him and called the cops. 15 minutes later, the police show up on our doorstep and ring the doorbell. Jon answers it.

Cops: "Hi, son. Are your parents home?"
Jon: "Nope, they're at work." 

I'm not exactly sure why someone would think that a man who is 6'5" and has a beard, a wedding ring and a few grey hairs would still live with their parents, but I guess we both look young. I suppose that's a good thing though, right? Jon had forgotten about that little scenario until I reminded him, and in an instant his roaring laughter was brought to a halt. I always get the last laugh. 


Danielle said...

It's hilarious that this happens shortly after you post a pic w/ Cameron stating that you feel as though you look like his 16 year old babysitter!
The same thing happened to a close friend of mine down the street, a salesman asked if her parents were home, she said no and he left. Good way to get out of listening to annoying people going door to door!

Jeremy and Mindy said...

oh my that is so funny (about jon), i started laughing....i look young too, don't feel bad. i agree with danielle funny how that happened right after your post about being a 16 yr old babysitter, oy =)

Jennifer said...

haha!! You only bought one box I got suckered into 12....lol.

Meredith said...

LOL! Too funny!

. said...

LMAO good one!

Mrs. McB said...

I completely understand. I get mistaken for 16 and 17 all of the time. We saw family friends who hadn't kept up with me when I was home over Christmas. My mom was giving them a run down of my wedding and such and such. All of a sudden they were like "hunny why did you get married so young?" and I had to explain to them that I'm not that young. They responded with they thought I couldn't be much over sixteen. You have to be kidding me!!!!
I try to look on the bright side, but it definitely upsets me. I just don't think people really grasp what younger people look like now days. :)

Freckles Chick said...

LMAO! Priceless.

Recently, DH & I were buying wine at noon during a weekday (don't ask and noticed one of the salespeople following us around the store. We assumed he was a pushy sales guy but then he sauntered up to us and asked us what school we went to and whether we were still on "winter break". He probably would have asked for our IDs then & there too if I hadn't flashed my wedding ring at him!


Anonymous said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.



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