Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Take Me To Your Leader

The hot, hot weather that has kept me from weeding and Harvey the grass slinger have conspired to make a huge bed of grass in my garden in the entrance drive. The grass is choking out my marigolds and zinnias. Not a very inviting sight. So, for the past two days I have been pulling the grass out when I get more than ten minutes at a time. After closing the store at 7 tonight I was diligently yanking grass out of my garden and silently cursing Harvey. Harvey, who I have told on more than one occasion to steer clear of my gardens with the mower. Harvey, who will be on the wrong end of a broom handle if I catch him near a garden bed again. He who has learned to not sling grass into my gardens always warns those who are want to help with the mowing.

He will only warn them once and then lets me take over. I think he secretly enjoys watching me chew someone up. Harvey seems to be a slow learner to the ways of my kampground gardens. He need not think the gift of rocks he made to me this morning will get him off the hook should I witness another grass slinging session.

But, I digress. I was minding my own business of weeding when a car entered and sped by me, not bothering to obey my stop sign. The female driver pulled up to the store and stared at the door. The door with the store hours clearly posted. Then she put her vehicle in reverse and backed up to where I was still weeding. "We can swim, can't we?" The pool closes at 7 o'clock. "No, it doesn't, it closes at 9." No, really, it closes at 7. "Are you sure?" Quite sure. "Well, doesn't Drew own this place?" Yes. "Well, where is he?" Not right here. By the way, you ran the stop sign. Know why that stop sign is here? The stop sign is here because I have children in the park riding bikes and I don't want them to get hurt by a driver who thinks it is okay to come into my park and disregard my rules ........ "Oh, are you Drew's wife?" Yes, that would be me. "Well, I guess the pool is closed and we should go." Don't forget the speed limit is 10.

I guess my reputation precedes me.

11 comments:

SkippyMom said...

I don't know if it is your reputation as much as you stating "your rules" - she probably assumed it from that.

I don't blame you for telling her off about the stop sign. I hate that so much. They do it here and I am forever warning the kids to watch the side streets while on their bikes. P/D has almost been hit by the same woman time and again because she forever runs the stop sign - doesn't even slow down.

Hope your gardens come back soon. They are always so lovely.

labbie1 said...

I'm surprised THAT twit wasn't on the receiving end of a broom handle!

MJ said...

Maybe your red hair screams, "I mean business and have the temper to go with it.

Rock it.
MJ in Fremont

Brian Miller said...

smiles. haha...good on you for giving it to her...ugh...some people...

houndstooth said...

Ha ha ha! Well, I'm glad she finally figured things out, even if she is slow on the uptake!

Joanne said...

So many think it's all in their birth certificate. I wonder how they'll deal with each other when they're the ones left.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL - gotta love it. silly woman. maybe she should stop and think before she opens her mouth. did she think you were the "hired help" or something while you were weeding the flower bed? people do amaze me.

your gardens are lovely so hope they survived the hot weather.

otin said...

you seem to have had quite a few issues with the pool hours.

Mamma has spoken said...

Sounds like Drew rules everything in her mind. Glad you set her straight!

Pat said...

You need a shirt that says, "SHE WHO HAS SPOKEN!"

bigmurf said...

Yeah the red hair for sure.

bigmurf