Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dizzying Intellect

One of the things I love about Lauren is the fact that she tries and ususally succeeds to think like I would in certain situations. The most common situtaion she goes into "dizzying intellect" mode is when she is looking for something that she knows I just used.

She'll call me at work.
Bill: This is Bill Can I help you?

Lauren: Hi. It's me. Do you know where the Phillips head screwdriver is?

Bill: I just used it last night to change the batteries in Maxfiled's truck.

Lauren: I know.

Bill: Is it in the toolb...

Lauren: Not it is not in the tool box that is why I am calling you.

Bill: Is it in on the shelf as you walk into...

Lauren:..the garage. No I checked.

Bill: How about be....

Lauren: Behind it? Already Checked.

Bill: On the shelf thingy next to the...

Lauren: Airconditioner? Nope. Not there.

Bill: Did you look on the drys...

Lauren: The Drysink. Yes. Not the left drawer though because you wouldn't put it in the left drawer.

Bill: The mantle

Lauren: I checked.

Bill: On top of the refridgerator.

Lauren: Checked.

Bill: The cabinet where the coffee mugs are.

Lauren: Why would you put it in there?

Bill: Because, when I finished with the batteries I probably went to get something...

Lauren: ..to drink, and you figured you would just leave the screwdriver there.

Bill: Yes.

Lauren: That was the first place I checked. It is not there.

Bill: Oh. Well, then I can't tell you where I put it.

Lauren: That is why you should just put it back where it belongs in the tool box.

Bill: But I love the way you think like I do trying to figure out where I would leave it.

Lauren: But I don't like to think like you ...Oh wait a minute. Hold on.

(Pause)

Lauren: I found it.

Bill: Where?

Lauren: In your closet.

Bill: My closet?

Lauren: Yeah. You probably put the screwdriver in your pocket and when you went to get changed for bed you emptied your pockets and instead of putting the screwdriver back in the toolbox like you should have at that time, you just put in on the shelf in your closet. I knew I would figure it out.

25 comments:

MrsDoF said...

Way to go, Lauren! No one can surpass your power of deductive reasoning!

MrsDoF said...

How can it be that I was First? Where is everybody?
Oh, wait, it's only 7:30 in the morning my time.

Hi, Everybody!

Sharpie said...

Can I have Lauren's number? That way when I can't find stuff - she can coach me where to look. Is there a way to market this? Because I'm thinking she could make a killing!!

Effie said...

she's one smart cookie--that's for sure!

Teri said...

How does Lauren put up with you?

Circus Kelli said...

LOL

Now that's classic married life right there!

Christie said...

lol

ieatcrayonz said...

Dang, that was funny.

What the hay is a drysink?

Andrea said...

It's not so much that she thinks like you, it's more that she's had to FIGURE OUT how you think :) Sounds like she's got you nailed!

Kami said...

Why, why, why can't you guys put stuff where it goes? WHY?

eclectic said...

I don't even ask anymore, I just go buy a new one. We have 20 of 'em by now, I'm certain. But I have no idea where any of them are except the one I hide. Funny stuff, Bill!

Rude Cactus said...

Oh I've had those conversations. Only my wife calls it the "pointy screwdriver."

Brenda said...

*lol* I wish I could figure out where I or my husband puts things. I am awful, he is worse... there is stuff everywhere...

Oh and what you really need is a robbie:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robertson_screw

Because they a) hold the screw and b) don't strip like Phillips

When will you silly Americans ever learn!

ladybug said...

OH Lauren, you are Queen of All Things! you should have your own fan club!

william, you are one lucky man! married to a gorgeous, smart woman, and one who puts up with the likes of YOU!

you two are too cute!

Effie said...

we totally did a full house reno over the past year and I *still* call the different screwdrivers "the flat head", "the cross head" and "the square head"

Teehee

My Dad would not be pleased!

TBG said...

That was hysterical!

barnmouse said...

Wow...I could have written this about a conversation I had with my hubby last night about a list that he made!

Too funny!!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder what "Phillips"'s wife had to find for him?

Beth Fish said...

I have a much easier time since Chris would have left it where I was guaranteed to trip over it, because he knows then I'll put it away.

PoeticaL said...

Your wife rocks.....and you....you should be hanging your head in shame....lazy move! (yes us wives must stick together...it's a secret society where we do not even have to know each other...)

The only reason I can still like you is that you "used" the screwdriver for good.

Stacie said...

I Love that girl...she's awesome!
stacie

Mainline Mom said...

That is beyond me...

No_Newz said...

Lauren rocks!

MetroDad said...

That was awesome!

DollyMama said...

I want to know what on earth a "dry sink" is. I have never heard of such....