Hello everyone! Came in from the sun, feeling it on my shoulders. Probably should have came in sooner, but just so relaxing to be out there chatting with a nice breeze going. I do have something important to explain tho, and that is what this post is about. A more unique post, but one I believe you will enjoy!
If you have read my Friday’s 6 word story post and the comments on my “From the Mountains to the Cornfields”post , then you will understand what this post is about. You see there has been a some mischievous comments made by a Father and Daughter team that call themselves the Dynamic Duo or Double Trouble actually fits better! Comments about packages that I send to myself and jackalopes and the latest ones are about mugs from my home state of Pennsylvania that I sent to the Daughter. If you have read what they say was stated on the mug, it is WRONG! I am writing this to set the record straight.Sit back and enjoy the tale!
How did the exchange of witty comments and gag gifts start? It started by me innocently, remember I am the INNOCENT one here, following a blog by Colin. He is half of the Double Trouble team. In getting to know him he introduced me to Melanie, his daughter through email. She turned out to be only a year younger than me. Our emails quickly turned to texts, which turned to phone calls. We hit it off at once, and talked about everything. In our conversation her Dad was brought up, and I commented on how I was seeing his wit come through, as I got to know him. She said, “No one can outwit Dad!” When she said that I took it as a challenge! Little did I know what I was really getting into! I dealt with being told to write about Nuclear Physics effects on economies of Third World Countries to being asked to interpret a Latin inscription that was on a old, relic flower pot! Yeah, I actually asked on Facebook for help with that one. Fortunately only 2 people responded asking what the phrase was. I messaged it to them and well, we will leave it at that. I believe they are still laughing! I have experienced quite frequent occasions of heat rising in my red cheeks since I have met this Double Trouble Duo.
I was realizing how accurate Melanie was when talking about her Dad’s wit.That something had to change. One day the fictional Jackalope came to my mind. I thought Hey, these are Canadians, maybe they never heard of the Jackalope 🙂 So I INNOCENTLY texted Melanie asking if they have Jackalopes up there. Her reply, “Yup, we BBQ them!” Now, I KNEW she was fooling me for you can’t BBQ a fake animal, unless maybe she was thinking of a Jack Rabbit 🙂 I really should have left it go, but I felt compelled to answer and texted back “Seriously?” Yeah, it pretty much went downhill from there for me! I got taken into the Witty world of Melanie and told how her Dad, Colin has a secret BBQ recipe sauce for jackalopes. That they don’t BBQ the horns, for that would just be silly! They use those as stock in soup. I should have known, right? And of course Melanie had to mention it to Colin, see that is where the Dynamic Duo comes in to play. For she wanted to make sure it was Jackalope they BBQ’ed and not Rhinophant. He informed her it was, as Rhinophants have too hard and scaly of a back! I so needed to know that !
Can you imagine my face as these texts are pouring in? Can you see how my brain can get muddled? I wasn’t sure what to do, but knew I had to go above and beyond just making witty remarks. That my friends is where the packages came in!
I decided to send this Dynamic Duo each a special package. BUT my brain was so befuddled that yes I did put the wrong address on and yes the packages did come back to me but can you blame me?? See the important information that Colin left out when he was making comments about this incident. I was truly worried for my friends that believed in fantasy animals and decided that if I couldn’t get them to not believe in the Jackalope that I would pacify them. I would go along pretending but encourage them to SAVE the JACKALOPE, not BBQ them, for that is just mean! So mugs were sent as reminders. Mugs that had the Jackalopes picture and said SAVE THE JACKALOPE! Unfortunately their poor minds are so mixed up by believing in 2 fantasy animals, you can’t forget the Rhinophant. They are so discombobulated that the one mug sent to Melanie they believe says something totally different!! I tried numerous times to assure them that the mug did not say that, but alas I have failed.2 more packages are still in transit with different things that I am really hoping they will be able to properly identify. Tho I do have some concern about the outcome. If I had known how badly they would misinterpret the one mug, I would have perhaps did some re thinking of the other items I sent. They do say hindsight is 20/20.
So my friends be prepared, for I am sure you will hear more when those packages arrive! Just remember when you see a comment by Colin or Melanie, these are people that believe in fantasy animals. Are you really going to believe what they say came in the packages from me??? But be nice to them, they can’t help that they are CONFUSED!
Yes, the battle of wits continues, or as Melanie likes to say , The Dance. She has stated that NO ONE has ever brought this Father and Daughter team down, I say its about time someone does and who better for it to be than yours truly , ME 🙂 Don’t you agree?
Just to clarify, so no one is thinking wrongly, this is all done in fun. No hard feelings exist! We are great friends and I am honestly truly thankful for them! Thankful even when I am making faces at “them” when I look at the computer or my phone! That one day when I make that trip to the far off land of Canada, that there will be hugs shared. BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE the hugs will quickly be followed by overdue, well deserved SWATS made on their arms!