Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Uncomfortable Moment

The water softener salesman is standing at my kitchen sink. He wants to show me how clean the water is as it pours through his filter. He wants to show me how soft water is better for cleaning dishes, clothes and my hands. He hands me a bar of soap and says, "Get a real good lather going and then hand me the soap."

I chuckle and say, "The last time a man said that to me was in prison."


Crickets.

23 comments:

Sandy said...

ha-ha!!!!!

Circus Kelli said...

LOL

Bwahahahahahaha!

Adam said...

Your first mistake was letting him in! I mean really, do you think the possibility even exists that he's going to come inspect your kitchen sink, say, "Nope! Yer water's alreddy soft'nuff!" and walk out without attempting to sell you anything?

Teri said...

bwahahahahah

I'm sorry, but that was funny and that guy is an idiot for not laughing.

Jamie said...

It's a poorly kept industry secret that water softener salesmen have no sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

You're right. That joke would have been much better received by the stool softener salesman

Platypus said...

I don't know what to say, am laughing too much. I'm so glad I found this blog! You're a sick, sick man William but don't ever change!

ali said...

crickets, eh?

i would have been laughing my ass off!

Hänni said...

and then the salesman discreetly clinched his butt cheeks ...

Effie said...

I wonder how many people stop just to assess whether or not you're making a joke or stating a fact....

so funny!

Is your water nice and soft now?

PoeticaL said...

I spit out my turkey sandwich on this one.....

OddMix said...

ROFLMAO

*chirup*, *chirup*

Undercover Mutha said...

You meet some odd people in door-to-door sales.

sari said...

Oh my gosh! This is too, too funny. I laughed out loud, usually people just get a chuckle.

I think Hanni wins best comment today, though.

kalki said...

Yet another reason why I adore you.

kimmyk said...

HA!

That was a good one!

Mich said...

Bad. You are very bad. He's probably scarred for life.

momo9 said...

William, he'll never be back! You are so quick! Do you like scaring people? He didn't smile, just a little one? You are too funny!

Stacie said...

ROFL! You slay me! I saw cones this week and thought of you and Lauren..
Stacie

Kami said...

You are too damn much.

We bought one of those damn Rainsoft things when we lived in Orlando. Still have it. It's moved several times. :)

No_Newz said...

Hahahaha! Don't drop the soap!

cat said...

Seriously. Lauren should follow you around with a video camera. Because your podcast? Would be an overnight HIT!

Susie said...

This is a little frightening. My computer wouldn't scroll down to the last sentence for a moment, and I was already laughing and thinking, "Sounds like something your cell-mate would say." Aaaggghhh!
Nilbo said it on an earlier post, but I'll second it -- you are a really good storyteller. Really, really good.