Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Will I Ever Learn Wednesday

It’s that time of the week again where I get to tell the world just how ditzy I can be.


First of all, I want to say that in my defense, the stove and refrigerator do sit side by side.

Jim brought a slab of smoked ribs home for supper.  Wonderful, hot smoked ribs.  I could hardly wait to dig into them.  I turned on the oven to keep them warm until supper time.  About 1/2 hour later, Jim went to the fridge to get something to drink… The conversation went something like this:

Jim – Did you mean to put the ribs in the oven?

Me – Yes, why?

Jim – Never mind

He removed the ribs from the refrigerator, put them in the oven, and teased me mercilessly.  He’s not very nice.


Jim needed a haircut and I am his barberess.  So I got the clippers out and began my wifely duties (the haircut one, that is).  Anyway, did I mention that I cannot see anything close up without my glasses?  Well, I can’t.  Halfway through cutting his hair, I asked him if he had seen my glasses.  He about freaked.  What a wimp.


And here is proof that ditziness is hereditary.  This is one on sis from last week.

We stopped for gas.  She got out her credit card to pay.  Almost immediately I heard a shriek, “Oh no!  Do you have a tweezers?!?!”   She had stuck the credit card in the receipt dispenser slot rather than swipe it through the credit card slot.  Yes I had a tweezers.  Yes, she got it out.  And yes, we are definitely related.

That’s it for this week!  Stay safe and have a wonderful rest of the week.



speaking of ditzy today i drove straight thru a redlight. why? b/c i was just blindly following the car in front of me. i'm lucky we weren't killed

Funny in My Mind said...

We are related. I knew it!
I once spent a half hour trying to fit the regular (remember they used to have regular and unleaded?) hose in my unleaded tank. The unleaded was right next to it and the regular one was too big (a sign?) but I cried anyway trying to fit that stupid arm in!

AliceKay said...

I'm not sure which story I love the best. LOL


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

So Jim's dinner was a little delayed! Too funny.

Teri said...

Have you seem my glasses? That is perfect. I need to say that the next time I am doing something important for the kids. I love freaking them out.

And I see nothing ditzy with your actions...because they sound oddly familiar to me. :-)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohmygosh! Those were so funny!!!!

And I have put things in the cupboard instead of the fridge TONS of times! It's called Mommy Brain, lol!!

Toriz said...

LOL! I just love that glasses one! ;)

Hey, at least you have the excuse of the oven and fridge being beside each other. I've done something similar and ours aren't near each other... Not even close to it!

Here's some from me this past week. Not as funny as yours though. ;)

There's no door going from the dining room to the back porch at my parents' place, so we have a curtain up in the doorway, and a board that keeps the curtain pinned to the opposite wall, while still allowing people to quickly open it to let the dogs in or out, or whatever. Whoever is last through it is usually expected to make sure the board is pinning the curtain. This particular time, I was the last (actually, only) person to go through it, having come in with Kero after my walk in the rain Saturday.

Dad: That's OK, I'll do that for you, you go get yourself dried off.
Me: (still doing the curtain thing) "OK."
Dad: "I said, I'll do that."
Me: (still doing it) "Yeah, I know."
Dad: "Then why are you still doing it?"
Me: "I have no idea. I've done it now though."

I'm not the only one who doesn't pay proper attention - or doesn't allow information to register - though:

Kelly: "Do you want the TV?"
Me: "No, and if you don't plan on watching it, turn it off."
Kelly: "Why? Are you going to sleep?"
Me: "Probably in a bit, but I was going to listen to a story for a while if you're not watching TV."
Kelly: "I'm not."
Me: "Then turn it off."
Kelly: "OK."
A minute or so later...
Kelly: "I'll leave this on."
Me: "OK."
He gets up, goes off in to the computer room, and doesn't return. So, after about 15 minutes or so...
Me: "I thought you were watching this."
Kelly: "No, I left the TV on for you." Slight pause. "Oh, was I meant to turn it off? I was, wasn't I? Yeah! That's what you said... I'll come turn it off now."


I had another of those, "I'm sure I put that dryer on," moments too. You know? tThe times when you put the clothes in the dryer, set the dial, but forget that important button... The on button!


Mam: "Are you coming out the back with me?"
Me: "Is it raining?"
Mam: "No."
Me: "Then, yes!"
Mam: "Would you have come out if it was raining?"
Me: "No!"
Mam: "But you went for a walk in the rain!"
Me: "But that's different!"
Mam: "How?"
Me: "I had my coat on."


That corgi :) said...

I liked your comment to your hubby with the haircut, that was precious; I bet his heart skipped a beat or two!


Anonymous said...

I think the haircut could teach Jim to quit picking on you. I'm sure he does dumb stuff too. After all... he is a man. lol

Anonymous said...

LOL that is so funny about the haircut and the credit card at the gas pump LOL thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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tattytiara said...

My trick is to set up the coffee maker beore bed so that all i have to do is turn it on in the morning, and then absentmindedly turn it on before bed so that I wake up to a nice, piping hot pot of absolutely disgusting, burnt coffee.

ChicagoLady said...

I like the first story, putting the ribs in the fridge instead of the oven, lol. I'm sure I'll get there one day, I already open the fridge and can't remember why, or open up a cabinet when I needed to open the freezer.

Rural Rambler said...

Deanna I love your "Will I Ever Learn Wednesday" posts. The "where are my glasses?" very funny and I can relate. I NEVER can remember where I last put my glasses down and I can't see well enough to find them. I could never cut CH's hair(what's left of it)even with my contacts in! Smoked Ribs for supper? Yum.

Intense Guy said...


Its been a week of ... going to the post office to mail the bills/letters and forgetting the bills/letters... walking home from the store because I locked my keys in the car - once with the engine running too... They used to call me "Fuzzy" cause I was always in a fog.

I'll accept your defense of the oven/fridge being right next to each other - I mean - couple it with the "need my glasses" and you got a real Punkn O'Magoo! :)

LadyStyx said...

*laffin* Hubby and I seem to have a few of those types of moments too.