Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Old Yeller Meets Its Demise

If you've been reading for a while, you will remember that a couple months ago my neighbor remodeled his bathroom and planted a yellow toilet in his back yard. The yard that I can see from my bedroom window to my kitchen window to my family room window.

I dubbed it Old Yeller.

His wife swore it wasn't staying, but I wasn't getting my hopes up when he started putting decorative rock around it.

But the other evening my husband started to holler excitedly, "The toilet! They are getting rid of the toilet!"

I tell you, it's been quite a while since a potty caused that much excitement in our house.

I came running to find that, indeed, the yellow toilet was gone.

Later Judy came over to tell me that Jerry wanted to me to know he'd been "outvoted by management, two to one." And that he was filing a union complaint.

To which my husband smartly replied, "Tell him this is a right to work state."

Apparently Old Yeller actually didn't meet its demise. It was just moved around to the other side of the house where I can't see it. So never fear, it still stands as a monument to bad taste. But it sure was nice of Jerry to move it where I couldn't see it.

Old Yeller has been replaced by this lovely lady.

I can almost hear her saying, "Oh, crap. What did I just step in?"


Java Girl: said...

Hi Christy... I'm a fellow blogger and I read your post on Pioneer Woman's site. My question is how do you block key words from your blog? I don't know how to do this?


Karin Schueller said...

OMG, this is a hilarious story. That WAS very nice of him to move it... the entire time I was reading, I thought, what a nice relationship they must have with their neighbors to at least be able to say what you think about it, without them getting upset. Then I got to the last night and spit my soda out becuase I was laughing so hard. ;) Nice post! lol

Christy said...

Java Girl, I'm in the process of figuring that out. Email with your email address and I'll keep you posted on what I learn.


Jen said...

I can totally hear her saying that. Too funny.

Robbie said...

The toilet is gone? How sad... It really made a statement. :-)