Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What I Saw Today

Well it happened this way. I was almost asleep as it was midnight. Rachael comes in and says "Mom, you need to come here."

She and James are hovering near the front door. They look very concerned. I'm tired, so I want to know what the heck is going on. So I ask what the heck is going on.

Rachael points toward the front door. I open the door and find a box on the doorstep. There is a note placed on top asking us to care for "darling Susan" as her mommy can no longer care for her in the way that she deserves. I'm thinking "oh crap, we've been gifted with another cat." The box is stuffed full of random stuff--shop rags, a t-shirt, a nice Italian wool sweater, a baby bib that says "I love my daddy."

I get Mark up and he unloads the box. He gets to the bottom and says "Well I'll be goddamned."

Cautiously, the kids and I peek around the big man and LO--in the bottom of the box on a pack of ice is a live lobster.

It's a big whopping lobster and she looks pissed.

WHO leaves a live lobster on someone's doorstep. I turn to the kids and ask what's going on. They look bemused and say that the phone rang and someone told them to open the front door. They had been afraid to dig in the box (hence getting Mom out of bed.)