Our Year Of Living (Beautifully) Without WalMart

Thursday, July 17, 2008

testicular dorkitude

so on monday night, sebastian and i went to the iga store uptown for potatoes...on the way out we got more than we bargained for!

we saw a pickup truck...for instance, say it was a dodge pickup truck....

hanging from the trailer hitch thingie was a set of uhhh...plastic testicles of some sort...

bastian was the first to see them. he said "why would someone put balloons on this pickup?"

i looked closer. i said "i think its something else"

at which point he said " are they nuts?!"

i said "yeah i think they are."

i swear to you, i have ALWAYS prided myself on my intelligence and worldly wisdom and i had NEVER seen this before.

bastian said "are kids supposed to see that?!" (he was absolutely flabbergasted, as was i, really)

i said "i guess so, because you just did"

then he said "why would they do that?"

i said "i dunno...why don't you go back to the grocery and ask everyone if it is their truck and if they are supposed to show it to children and why they are doing it?"

he laughed. so did i.

in relating this story to my best friend, marci...i said "are the testicles on the pickup trucks new or have they always had them and i am naive?!"

she said "i would say that they have had them for at least 20 years, but that is as long as i can remember."


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