Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Here's Your Sign!

Famous comedian Bill Engvall, who helped start the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, has a saying that's become a common response to people who do stupid things: Here's Your Sign!
Well, that was me today. If anyone had actually seen me, they would have said, Here's Your Sign! Luckily I was there to see me, so I said it to myself.
I was driving along in my stupid little mini-van that I feel absolutely uncool in (why is it that my husband gets a truck AND and Harley and I get a damned mini-van that's not even a cool color??!!!) Nothing in this world sucks out your coolness and youth like a mini-van does. Anyway, back to my story.
I was eating crackers that were pretty crummy, so I decided to open the window and shake my hand off. That's when it happened. My stupidity took over!
Instead of pulling my hand back in BEFORE I rolled up the window, I just rolled the window up with my arm still sticking out.
Here's Your Sign!
Then, instead of rolling DOWN the window, I pushed the up button again.
Here's Your Sign!
And again, instead of pushing the down button to roll the window down and get my hand unstuck from this extremely painful trap, I hit the UP button, causing much more pain. Several more times.
Here's Your Sign!
Finally, I stopped the car (or stupid ugly mini-van) in the middle of the road, paused for a second and actually had to think of how to roll down that window, while my arm was being painfully crushed. I got my head clear and rolled the window down, pulled my hand in, and immediately started laughing!



Linda said...

I'll be praying for you.

Chaos Mommy said...

Oh gee, thanks!

Lori said...

I have one of those moments at least once a day. My favorite one was pouring boiling water for tea into my plastic tea jug. It just crumpled up right before my eyes. I don't think I've ever seen my husband laugh so hard.

Chaos Mommy said...

I'm glad to know it's not only me!

Anna said...

I have ADHD so you just descibed my entire life in 2 paragraphs! I am not joking. If I had a dime for every stupid thing like that I have done I would be a BILLIONAIRE!!

Amber said...

I have done stuff like that too! One time I shut my foot in the car door, proceeded to open it, and instead of moving my foot, I shut the door even harder out of frustration on my foot... my hubby just laughed, he thought it was hilarious! Ya, that one hurt!

Chaos Mommy said...

Very funny, Amber! See, I told you that you need your own blog, you do dumb, I mean, silly stuff, too!!!

Sandy said...

Is it wrong to giggle a little at your sign inducing afternoon?

I have one of those vans. We call it the "Mommy van." My husband thought it was a grand idea to invest in one when we were expecting my daughter. I hate it.

andrew said...

ya u had ur moment in the spotlight and so will i