What it takes to get me to wash my car….

“Every time it rains
It rains pennies from heaven.
Don’t you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven?”
-Pennies from Heaven (don’t ask me who originally wrote it!!!)

I forgot to tell you what happened to me on Thursday….

I was taking this tight curve from the I-35 feeder onto 15th street, that runs really close to the Erwin Center, and I was running LATE. I had a lot on my mind, and I was listening to the news so I was Zone Girl. All of a sudden, this massive amount of water lands on my windshield and moonroof with a “SPLAT!!!”.

My first thought was that I had hit something, so I slammed on my brakes and looked around for a victim…then “SPLOOSH!!!” it happened again, this time getting in my windows (I have no AC). So there I am, wet, sitting at a dead stop in the turn lane, looking through my moonroof for clouds or something in this crystal clear sky.

Then a third time, “SPLASH!!!”

At that point, I finally got smart enough to look through my passenger window at the elephant wranglers having a good laugh at my expense. That’s right, elephant handlers. You see, the circus was in town, and they were cooling off the pachyderms by letting them play with large buckets of water. Most of them were spraying the water at eachother or on their handlers, but this one had a point to make. He saw me coming, and decided to put his own version of a “Wash Me” sign on the dust of my car.

Ok, I get it. I’ll go wash my car.

About Matt

In 2002 I started contributing to Open Source software, and life has just gotten better from there. Co-founder of WordPress, founder Automattic.
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3 Responses to What it takes to get me to wash my car….

  1. Mom says:

    Oh honey! Did you get elephant spit on you?

  2. charleen says:

    more like elephant snot! 🙂

  3. E*Ray says:

    There’s an Erwin Center?

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