Monday, April 13, 2009

True Story Tuesday

Hey y’all, ready for this week’s True Story Tuesday?
It’s a chance to give us the whole story of what exactly happened on that Not Me Monday. Or to share what seems too amazing or miraculous to have happened in real life.

I know there’s a zillion great stories already written buried in your old posts… so it would be easy-peasy to just link up and share your stuff! So… please join along! Grab the button from the sidebar and share a link to your post about anything amazing, outrageous, hilarious, embarrassing, or miraculous, (and mostly-true) that has happened to you!


I’m hoping to convince Mr. Daddy to post every other week for a True Story – but I think the man is actually alarmed that I’m learning about all the stunts he’s pulled. So drop him a line and tell him you need a break from me every so often ;)

I promise someday to include something a bit more amazing rather than slapstick… but for this week, it’s embarrassingly recent for me.


Thumbelina Ballerina

Not that it’s any of your business, but I might be a smidge vertically challenged. Like just barely. Like 5’3” (which happens to be a perfect height when you’re dancing in pointe shoes and your ballet prince really doesn’t want you to tower over him ;)

We have a large copy room at work with a rather fickle photosensor lighting system. Which works fine unless you’re standing next to a copier that is as tall as you are.

And if I happened to be doing that, you’d think just waving a hand toward it would be enough to turn the lights back on, right?

Oh no… I’m actually TOO SHORT for that to work.

I literally have to JUMP up and down and WAVE my arms frantically for it to trigger the lights.

Which I was just in the middle of attempting this morning…
doing my jumping jacks…
in the dark…
in the copy room...


Just fine and dandy until I turned around and nearly screamed at the FedEx guy who was watching the show through the window.

~

Do not ask me about the photosensor lighting system in the bathroom.

They keep me around here for entertainment.

20 comments:

Paige said...

That's awesome Rachel! It was funny right up until you said the FedEx guy was watching and then it became down right hilarious! Wish I could have seen that myself : ) Also, you can call me and I'll help you turn on the lights.
I'm 6'1.

Pam said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
That one's cause it's so freakin' funny!

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
This one should be obvious to you but I'll give you a hint~~
The Fedex Guy ;-)

Pam said...

Wait, I forgot one ~
The picture is invaluable to the story!

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Carebear said...

LOL, hilarious. I would've been so embarrassed. But since it happened to you and not me, I'm just amused ;-) Love that diagram - you're too funny!

He And Me + 3 said...

I'm cracking up wondering how long the FedEx guy was there watching...LOl Too funny!

Sara said...

I'll leave a comment on your post later today....I am running late for work! :)

Sara

Kameron said...

Wow, our light just comes on when you walk in the room!! Maybe they ned to adjust the sensor. :o) I can just picture that though, and I'm dying!

Susan said...

Rachel, if you had your own tv show, I'd be a faithful viewer. You wring all the comedy there is out of your life to entertain us--and it IS highly entertaining! :o)

momof3darlings said...

OMGosh....

Breathe, Dana, breathe...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!

I LOVE it!! And that is something that would TOTALLY happen to me! HAHAHAHAHAHA

Stacy said...

LOL...you have the best stories! Oh, and yes, Mr. Daddy needs to tell all, too!

I'm pretty lucky I got the height from my Dad's side of the family because my aunt and grandma aren't very tall. My aunt makes sure to tell people that she is 5' 1 and a HALF INCH. I guess when you are that short every little bit counts. ;)

Of course being a ballet dancer that sounds like you were the perfect height, so it's all good! :)

I'm sharing my post from yesterday, which you both came over and commisserated on already. :)

Pam D said...

Hee hee... that is TOO funny, Rachel! Having BEEN the FedEx guy for some years myself, I can attest to the fact that they get to witness some pretty crazy stuff! (and it often translates into some nice tips at Christmas..). Hmmm... maybe I should send you one of those flashlights that clips on your keyring.. that way, if you're in the dark, you won't have to do the Light-time Boogie"... :<) But then, that might make the FedEx guy sad....

melody is slurping life said...

You're such a cutie! LOL

Loved the illustration.

Yes, Mr. Daddy...every other Tuesday, here, do it.

wife.mom.nurse said...

Ha! Oh, I hate feeling embarrassed! LOL!

Great story. Don't know if I am going to get to posting today?!

Busy day at work and we MAY be getting a puppy in a few hours!!!

")

Shanda said...

My step mom is only 4 ft 11in and I feel for the poor woman (who has to use a step stool to effectively work at our kitchen counters...) I was picturing her jumping up and down waving her arms while you were explaining it so I laughed (sympathetically of course) at the image of her and then again at the image of you...(sympathetically of course!);) Those Fed Ex guys deserve a few laughs a day too!

We would love to hear the (mis)adventures of Mr. Daddy as well!

Sorry I didn't join in today - not at home (traveling) and the internet connection is popping in and out. I'll plan to link up again next week!

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

Very funny!
I found you through He & Me + 3. I love this idea. I am sure I will be able to think of a million things...except of course when I sit down to type them. I'll do my best though.

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

My kids are laughing at me laughing at the computer. You are just too funny. I am so glad you started this Tuesday post, I really needed a good laugh today.

I'm off to write up a quick one.

Mr Daddy, I really think you ought to jump in. The two of you make great comedy together....

Have a blessed evening.

Pam said...

OK, my friend. I have managed to come through with an entry for this week while just coming off a LONG weekend on the road with the family. I think I need a margarita now.

And Mr. Daddy~~
It's official, I'm calling you out to be the bi-weekly True Story Tuesday contributor that we all know you can be. So get your story lined up for next Tuesday and don't try any funny business either. I'm on to you and all of your sneaky moves, you lunchbox birdnapper!

Lisa said...

Heeelarious! I can only imagine the look on your face when you spotted the Fed Ex fella! LOL Wonder what he thought you were doing? LOL And, yes, Mr. Daddy, your bi-monthly input would keep it "shook up" around here! LOL Not like it needs it, but it would be interesting!

BluRayn said...

LOL Thanks for the laugh! It really is wonderful medicine! Thanks for starting this as well, it's a lot of fun!!!

brian said...

Great story...very, um, visual... Maybe the FedEx guy should have been arrested...

And when is Mr. Daddy going to start his own blog site?