Last week we had a bunch of our services changed. So, the tech-y type guys were working in and around the back of my house.
My dogs are not fans of people they don’t know coming in and around the house, especially when they’re guys so much of my morning was spent shepherding them between rooms and trying to get them to quit it with their barking. Thankfully, the two guys were really good natured about it and even pet them once or twice while they worked.
When getting ready to change over the old cable box in the bedroom to the new one, I was showing the cable guy where everything was when he spoke the first words in what was to be my most embarrassing moment this year. ”I just need to follow where the line comes in”.
The cable line in question goes behind my bed side table, then behind my bed. And…the bed side table is kind of old, so if you move it, the top drawer slides open.
Yes, that drawer.
“I’ll get it” I yelped, trying to head him off. But it was too late. He might have muttered something about it being no problem, but there was so much blood rushing in my ears that I didn’t really hear him. Almost in slow motion, I watched as he pulled on the bed side table and watched as that top drawer slid out and gently thumped him in the thighs. He looked down, paused for what seemed like an eternity (but was likely only a second or two) and quietly slid it closed.
I think I said something about getting the dogs and went quickly back down stairs.
Just for those of you not in the know, you should never, *ever* mess with a woman’s top drawer in her bed side table. How this guy didn’t turn into a pillar of salt, I’ll never know. Suffice it to say, my dear friend Alex and I have decided that we will be instant millionaires if we start a company that comes over and deals with the naughty drawer in the event of accident or death so that the family never has to. We would also agree to wipe your hard drive on your computer. Snicker.
My face was red, my embarrassment was acute…and then really funny, and they guy in question never said a single word about it. Classy.