Thursday, June 05, 2008

Case of The Disappearing Dumpster

Has your dumpster ever disappeared? Don't ya just hate it when that happens?

I came back from work and ye merry olde Dumpster was just gone. Normally on trash day, it's right there where I left it ... or at least where the garbage truck threw it. Not today.

Mrs. Skeeter thought someone had stolen it.

"Why would anyone steal a dumpster?" I asked.

"To throw away more trash!"

I suppose it's an artifact of our comsumer culture that someone would have so much stuff to throw away that they would steal my hapless, yet relatively environmentally-friendly Dumpster. It was dark, so I got the little flashlight and went looking for the purloined dumpster.

Occam's razor. "entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem." Could there be a simpler explanation?

This is Oklahoma after all. Flags sticking straight out from their flagpoles as the wind came sweeping down the plain and blew the hat off my head. The Dumpster has a large cross section for catching wind ... especially where Mrs. Skeeter backed into it with her car. Dumpster's got wheels that roll .. and roll ... and roll.

I followed the wind down the street around the corner and out toward the pond. There, where the ducks were quacking soft and low, I found it. Can you believe that this evil beast in my Dumpster by Day?

8 comments:

NouveauBlogger said...

No kidding? OMG that's funny.

Suzanne said...

Too funny!

Maria said...

OOOOOKKKKLLLLAAHHHOOOMMAA...

Where the wind comes whistling down the plain.....

Suzanne said...

Hey you. Thanks for your support. Love you.

david mcmahon said...

Had me laughing with you, not AT you!!!

Merisi said...

Thanks for the good laugh! :-)
Not at you, but at the scene I imagined, that dumpster merrily rolling along, like tumbleweed (Johnny Cash singing in the background, "Let him roll, boys!").

I came here from David.

CrazyCath said...

Over from David's and whata laugh! With you of course...

Nice to know that US garbage truck men throw the bins back too....

Maggie May said...

That was funny! They get blown all over the place (and thrown) in England!
Came over from David's.