Again, I wish I could draw. This would be much more amusing if I could turn it into a comic. Here’s more character interaction.
Husband: (while attempting to fix an overflowing toilet) “Honey! Honeeyyy!”
Wife: “Yes, dear. Hands full, uh?” chuckling to self
H: “Go out back and grab the snake for me, please? I don’t want to track water through the house.”
W: (thinking – snake?!?) “Um, sure. Just out back, uh?”
H: “Yep! Look in the shed, and please hurry.”
W: (quickly arming herself for battle – rain boots, pot as hat, and broom in one hand and butterfly net in the other – outside murmuring to herself)
“How in the world is a snake going to help the plumbing?? Is there a mouse down the drain?!? I know I said ’til death do us part….” pauses in mid-stride “I should check to see if he recently took out a large insurance policy under my name!”
focusing back on task – “Here snake-y, snake-y.” *clap clap* “HEREE snake-y, snake-y!” *clap clap*
whispering, “PLEASSEE don’t come.”
Back inside, “I clapped and everything, but no snake. Oh well.” voice goes up a few octaves “And, how did you think I was supposed to catch him anyways, mister?!? Wrangling would have been more like it! And, have you made any recent calls to our insurance agent??”
H: “What?!? Hey calm down, I don’t know what you – Ohhhhh….. Hahahaha!”
W: “Hey, what’s so funny?!?”
W: “Stop it! Besides, you’re practically peeing yourself next to a non-functioning toilet. There’s just something wrong with this picture.”
H: still laughing. “I’m sorry. The tool, honey. It’s a tool! The tool is called a snake.”
W: “Ohhhh! Ok, well good luck with that.” shrugs shoulders and leaves to call a plumber, while husband is left to do what husband does best; break things.
In my head I had imagined a more modern episode of “I Love Lucy” and I love how that humor still lives on.
There’s a good chance you’ll leave this post contemplating if I’m mentally unstable – please know I’m not. I know the first sign is always that of delusion, and the above mentioned reassurance is coming from someone who’s a bit partial, but instead focus on the positive by considering the creativity behind it.
I walk around imaging what character in “my book” would say. I’ve not really given any particular plot or specifics to characters. I think really, I met people and then I turn them into characters.
Here and example of a conversation in said book.
Person 1: “I think his dad is Japanese and his mother is Texan.”
Person 2: “‘Texan’ is not an ethnicity.”
Person 1: “That’s because you’re not from Texas.”
Person 2: Shakes head and walks away.
As I think of more conversations I’ll post them.
I know a lot of people who imagine their lives as a movie, or a book in progress, so this really isn’t so far off. If you have any quirky similarities, please feel free to share.