WTF Wednesday, Cars, Gifts and Pee

I’m not gonna lie to you, I find it incredibly annoying that I need to point this out, but apparently all of my previous attempts have fallen on deaf ears. I’m talking about looking behind your ass when you back out of your driveway. Gah!

Driver who cant drive
This morning I left around 7:20 to go for my run. Now, if today would have been like yesterday I would completely understand if a driver didn’t see me because yesterday the fog was crazy and visibility was zero! Today however, well today was beautiful, clear, and a bit warmer. A perfect day for a run, just maybe not in my neighborhood.

Bad Driver
I ran 9 miles this morning. 9 miles in which I was almost hit by a car 5 times. Yes, you read that right, FIVE! Guess what all of these drivers had in common? I mean besides the fact that they can’t drive. Not one of them looked behind before backing out. Not one.

dog driving

Yet you can still drive better than some of my neighbors….

Fortunately I made it through my run unscathed. Because later,

I went to the post office.

Why on God’s green earth do I wait until the last-minute every year to mail out gifts? I finished shopping for most of the gifts that I had to mail out weeks ago, but for some reason I neglected to mail them until today. Today.

I had some gifts to send to my niece and nephew in Virginia and a gift for my Mom and her dog that I needed to send to Tennessee. The postman got me some boxes to put the packages in and we secured them with some heavy-duty tape. With a little effort and some ingenuity we were able to fit all the gifts into two boxes. The postman put the packages on the scale and weighed them, filled out the forms on his computer and then gave me the total.

Wait, what?
Yeah, I paid more to send the packages than I paid for the damn gifts! UGH!

After going postal at the post office I headed home because I hadn’t even started my work yet, and I was also starving. I sat down in my recliner for a moment and looked over at the tree. And then I saw it. A bright yellow stain. And it was exactly what you think it was.

dog and christmas tree

Somebody just landed on the naughty list!

We put our tree up over the Thanksgiving weekend and after all that time, I was pretty sure Hank understood that it was not the type of tree you pee on. I wanted to be certain which I why I waited until last night to put gifts under the tree. Gifts that now smell like dog pee.

WTF? It must be Wednesday!

Do you have pets? Do they understand the Christmas Tree concept?
Have you ever had a car come close to backing into you?

4 thoughts on “WTF Wednesday, Cars, Gifts and Pee

  1. Boy, you’d think your neighbors would be used to someone running in their neighborhood by now. That’s gotta be both scary and annoying.

    I ran in my mother in law’s neighborhood a couple weeks ago and I was running against traffic like we’re supposed to, and there were actually two people who seemed to want to play chicken with me! Of course I chose to run in the dirt rather than take on a vehicle. ..people never cease to amaze me. And I don’t mean that in a good way!

  2. You just reminded me that I need to mail my dad and stepmom’s gift out. Shit! What day is it???

    You are one lucky woman for not being hit. However you must consider the possibility that you are the Invisible Woman! I have never had anyone back into me running, but that is because I am stopping constantly because I don’t trust anyone who just got in a car and is backing out. Paranoid? YES A couple weeks ago in the grocery store parking lot someone backed out and hit me. Fast too. Here’s the funny thing, I hit his car with my hand and shout out WTF, but keep walking. All of a sudden some guy gets out of his truck and starts going bat $hit on the guy for doing it to me. I booked!

    I have a dog and cat and they have no idea that Christmas even exists, unless they can read greeting cards. We don’t have a tree. My dog is crazy about balls and I am simply too lazy to go…No…No…NO… for a month. This is probably why I never had kids and the boyfriend would let them run with scissors. I couldn’t make it a month, what about years of that??? NO way:)

    • You are lucky you didn’t get hurt! I can’t stand bad drivers but what irks me more is the complete lack of attention, it’s crazy!
      And after today, I’m re-thinking the tree thing. We’ve got 2 big ones in our house and 1 big one in the vacation house and if he pees on any one of them even once more, that’ll be it for the trees. I got no time for that nonsense. 🙂

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