...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

well it's just a simple fact

opening the door joining my garage to the family room, i'm face to face with a scruffed up, hesitantly bouncing gentleman.

i smile warmly and it's returned by his own sheepish grin.

"why hey there, garage door repairman! how's it going out there?" i ask.

"sorry i didn't hear you knocking. i was busy sorting laundry in the laundry room right here. gotta make sure those whites and reds get separated, you know! no one wants a bunch of pink clothes!"

"great," the repairman replies. "um. listen. that coffee today is really going through me. ok if i use your bathroom?"

"oh. um. yeah, ok," i say. "there's a bathroom right here in the laundry room."

"great!" cheers the man, diving past me with the goal of bidding his coffee a fond farewell.

"yeah. great," i mutter quietly as the laundry room door shuts next to me.

"i'd appreciate it if you'd disregard the countless pairs of panties on the floor. especially the kicky buttery yellow pair. i was sorting laundry, you know."




Blogger Nanette said...

OH NO! You better put those panties on notice--they really like workmen! ;)

Did you scour the bathroom after he left--that's what I would have done--three or four times and took a wipe to every surface he may have touched. Funny-- you would think I'm a germ-a-phobe. :D

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 1:16:00 AM  
Blogger Confused Husband said...

I thought you learned your lesson the last time. When will you learn? DON'T DO LAUNDRY WHEN YOU HAVE REPAIRS TO BE DONE!!

But hey I'm sure the repairmen aren't complaining. ;-)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 2:24:00 AM  
Blogger The Savage said...

thats why you should keep an empty gallon jug around....

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 4:23:00 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

Um, how 'accidental' is all this panty-stuff, really now? Hmmmm?

Just askin'. . .

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 9:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the lesson is that if I show up at your house I will probably see panties. maybe you should just give n and start decorating your walls with them.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 9:50:00 AM  
Blogger Summer Rose said...

Roflaughing! the repairman and underwear strike again, never a dull moment.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger FTN said...

Your panties really get around.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

nanette - my second thought, after the floor o' panties, was "thank goodness i cleaned bathrooms this weekend!" my third thought was "dang! now i'm going to have to clean them again!" seriously, the convenience store is right across the corner and they left 3 minutes later. hold it, bubs!

confused - so this weekend, flipping channels, i land right on that episode of "that 70s show" as the panties were falling out of the closet and from the ceiling. i believe there is probably a phone tree amongst the repairmen of my area, debating who gets to show up here next.

savage - um...then i'd have to be the gross one tossing them at interstate entrance ramps and such. eesh...

desmond - it's like a train wreck here, apparently. honestly...i swear i was doing laundry. i've never had a repairperson want to use my bathroom before!!

finished - decorating with panties seems to lessen what i can actually wear. contrary to what it would seem, i do wear the things!

summer - my house is a sitcom that will never be picked up by any self-respecting network!

ftn - heh...my panties are crack whores...

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger April said...

putting panties on display, hmmm?

i s'pose you're one of those with the thongs showing above the pantline?? ;-)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 2:39:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

april - girl, i can't rock a thong like some people can, apparently! did you catch me bowing to you with that remark?!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 3:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thinkin' maybe you're lookin' to flash those panties around a bit. Besides, that's where my husband says panties look best... on the floor! : ) (I'm not sure he'd think that way if it was the repairman viewing them on the floor, however...)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 9:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah, I doubt the repair man mind. And they likely have seen worse. My husband used to work in a service type job and he has stories of times when he showed up and the chick in the house was barely dressed. So at least your panties where on the floor, not your only cover up of the moment. LOL.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger Nature Girl said...

Rofl. I'm thinking you need a book from Home Depot. Repairs 101. Then you can do it all yourself and never have to pick up the laundry again! That's what I'd do.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 1:12:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

taja - maybe, just maybe, i've got myself a little problem! but truly, i just wanted my laundry done! ha!

princess - cue the cheesy bass line and bad dialogue. it's movie time!

stacie - i'd truly be dangerous had i the home improvement skills necessary to take care of myself. heh!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 3:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh, those repair men have quite the day job to say the least.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 9:13:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

nocturnal - i'm sure they're always hiring, should you be interested. if so, clue me in. there's always something wrong here!

Thursday, March 08, 2007 1:07:00 AM  
Blogger flutterby said...

Ummmm... "buttery yellow."? There's medication for that, you know. Don't hate... just sayin.


Sorry, couldn't help it -- my inner smart-ass was itching (*snicker*) to come out and play.

Sunday, March 11, 2007 9:50:00 PM  
Blogger for a different kind of girl said...

flutterby - my doctor recommends i drink more water and schedule my daily tasks a bit better in light of all the repairs taking place around here!

Monday, March 12, 2007 2:33:00 PM  

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