Wednesday, October 25, 2006

5 MORE Things That You May Not Know About Me...

1. I hate stickers. No, really, it's almost pathological. A sticker on my banana or apple? Can't eat it. A sticky price tag? Someone else has to pull it off. If a sticker gets stuck to ME? You'll see me dance and squeal like I'm in pain. Sad, but true.

2. I once left a wedding via a bathroom window. Long story short? Dirty dancing with the groom REALLY pisses off the bride. In rural Nova Scotia, they think nothing of chasing you out of town...Piled into a pick up truck shooting at you with a shot gun! Sheesh! Some people are SOO touchy. Thank goodness the bride can't shoot her way out of a paper bag.......

3. I lived in a "home" for unwed mother's when I was expecting my 1st daughter. It was a nightmare for me! I got caught sneaking out once....I was climbing out of my second story bedroom window. Can't remember where I was going, but it must've been important.

4. I once fell out of a moving car. I was about 4, and I was out for a cruise with my Dad. I had my handy dandy pea shooter with me and I was trying to get a good shot at the kid in the car beside us...I told my Dad that I hit the door handle with my knee, but I'm pretty sure that I may have opened the door to get a better shot...I flew out, but had enough sense to grab the door. My Dad had drive about 100 feet or so to get on to the shoulder of thee road, and slow down so that I wouldn't get crushed by the door if he slammed on the brakes. I was wearing these awful yellow plaid overalls that day...Man they were itchy. I remember thinking (as my Dad and Grandma were cleaning gravel and fabric out of knees), 'at least I won't have to these pants ever again.' Nope. My Nanie made 'em into shorts.

5. I was almost hit by a car while at work one day. No, no, I wasn't part of a road crew, I was a cashier at a grocery store. It was February, 2001, and I was inside, at my till when a car came crashing through the store front windows. In actuality, it was about 30 feet away from me, but when an outta control vehicle is coming at you 90 miles an hour, and you're standing INDOORS, it scares the crap outta ya. Turns out that an elderly man with dementia had been left alone in an idling car, and he decided to look for his wife....He ran over a woman, and she got stuck under 20 pounds of drywall, and the car. The store manager didn't even close the store...He just ushered people AROUND the trapped woman. Nice guy, huh?

I was going to post 10 things that you may not know about me, but I decided to do it in smaller installments.....My life sounds way more exciting when I break it down like this.....

32 comments:

dilling said...

how much more excitement do you need?!?! Eeks...

Life, or Something Like It said...

That was YEARS ago! And in my deffense, I didn't know that I was dirty dancing with the groom...It was a friend of a friend that was getting married, and I had never met them before...I was oh so drunk, and only 17... The car incident wasn't REALLY my fault, either...Sort of...I was only 4....

Tod said...

I can't stop laughing at the thought of you being chased out of town by a bride with a shotgun. Sorry bout that. Great post!

Life, or Something Like It said...

tod - I can laugh about now, too. It was like something out of a movie...No getaway music, though. I was hiding on the floor of the car most of the time...

Heidi the Hick said...

holy crap, did I know about that? That is hilarious!!!! I didn't know about the car incident either but it doesn't surprise me!

I can't wait to hear more. I've known you for 20 years and you just keep getting more interesting.

(check the link for Her Indoors!!!)

Callie said...

That manager sounds like a butthead.

Loved the pea shooter part of the story. Soooo funny.

Oh, and remind me not to invite you to any weddings. :-)

Life, or Something Like It said...

Heidi - I think that I told you that story...Maybe I did..I'll tell you the whole thing another time. The link is still not working. Did I give you the wrong address?

Callie- The manager WAS a butthead. I am a total sweetheart now, I always behave at weddings. Well, almost always...
There is so much that I have forgotten about my childhood, but the day that I fell out of the car is claer as a bell to me...

ldbug said...

Holy crap! Your life is exciting!! Look out for more car-related incidents....

Life, or Something Like It said...

I guess that my life used to be exciting..Now it's all about grocery shopping, dishes, day to day crap.
It used to be pretty interesting...I have lived on my own since I was 17, and I got into my fair share of trouble...Sure makes for interesting stories....

The Adult in Question said...

Hahaha. I love the story where you fell outta the car. And I can always picture you falling out of the car and it makes me laugh.

CindyDianne said...

Dang those touchy Nova Scotians!

Gardenia said...

Amazing - the car in the store! What a do-do of a manager! I laughed about the stickers - I hate them too!!!! Our HR person put them on our insurance cards to stick them to our pay stubbs, and we had to get fingernail polish remover to get the sticker off the bar code on the card. Duh.

You are right! You've led an exciting life!!

Life, or Something Like It said...

diana - Finally! Someone that agrees with me on the sticker issue! They are soo gross. My whole family laughs at me because of my little aversion...

cindydianne - My thoughts exactly!

KC - you're all heart

Nonny said...

Those 5 things are more exciting than my entire 37 years on the planet. Well except about the snickers, haven't you heard, they're really satisfying ;)

Life, or Something Like It said...

nonny- STICKERS!!! You crack me up!!

her indoors said...

thanks for that that was fun, yeah i know having fun at you expense aint fair, he he yeah it is!

Life, or Something Like It said...

Oh, that's ok..I'll do anything for a laugh...

fancy-face said...

wow...and I thought I had problems back there and then....

Life, or Something Like It said...

fancy face...do you have some stories to share?

FOUR DINNERS said...

Sadly that has never happened at our local supermarket. Mind you I rarely drive there so it could...

Life, or Something Like It said...

4D - It did make for an interesting shift...I was so scared that I couldn't stop shaking. My ASS-HAT manager wouldn't let me go home...I should've just walked out....

she said: said...

I agree about the sticker thing. Some adult wishing to be a child is somewhere placing stickers on vegetables and every piece of fruit in sight. Who's hair-brained idea was that?

Camie Vog said...

Next wedding I get invited to, I am taking YOU!!

Life, or Something Like It said...

she said - Thank You! A little validation here...Thanks for stopping by.

camie - That's nothing! My Hubby single handedly destroyed a wedding in 88...It was about a $180,00 affair...(think the Mob). What a couple! We really have slowed down quite a bit...

The Adult in Question said...

totally understand the dirty sticker thing. ewww. im getting grossed out just thinking about it.

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DJ Andi said...

Too funny. Those were the days right? I don't know that I have had quite an exciting life as you, but I do try. They made me laugh. I love that.

Life, or Something Like It said...

Oh, yeah, those were the days. My life may be boring now, but it's also WAY less dangerous!

Anonymous said...

I did fall out of a moving vehicle once!

Mom was turning from a major highway to a rural road and I flew out the door. I was sitting in the car one minute and out of it the next! I skinned my knees and elbows pretty bad, but nothing major. I just remember hearing my younger sister screaming at mom that I was in the road and asking if I was dead! *LOL*

Life, or Something Like It said...

tisha - You're the only other person that I've ever heard of falling out of a car and not being seriously hurt! How old were you? That is too funny!