Sunday, April 14, 2013

Neighborhood meeting agenda item: How many angles can dance on the head of a pin?

I am happy to report that minutia seems to be the universal topic of neighborhood association meetings.

Spent the better part of the the afternoon at a neighborhood meeting were we debated waves of issues on various topics, however all of them somehow ended up being about the little shit.

Old woman in a wheel chair: "I would like to put the motion on the floor that owners of cats be responsible for their pets obscene meowing and provocative mating behaviors."

Old man with dying hearing aid battery: "What did you say, Helen?"

Recording secretary: "I didn't get the name of the person who said that."

President: "Said what."

Recording Secretary: "That last thing said."

President: "About the cats?"

Recording Secretary: "No, who said 'What did you say, Helen?'"

President:  "That was Merle, Helen's husband."

After two hours I left.

As I am not normally one who would have a cocktail on a school night, I need it after sitting through two hours of that.  And it's still going on!


  1. Provocative mating behaviors indeed. Do she even *know* how long it took to glue those three pairs of pasties on Mrs Wrigglesworth? And that was without poor Margaret having to go get stitches like last time. Some people simply don't appreciate art.

    1. Let alone put he coach music on he phonograph so the she can't would have something to perform her fan dance and ballad to.

  2. I live in a town overrun with Helens and Merles.
    i feel your pain.

    1. It took forty minutes to get through reading of the previous years minutes.

  3. Thanks Cookie!

    I'm really glad that I live around a bunch of hillbillies right now.

    You're a saint.

  4. Are you living in Hooterville, Cookie?