Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Gone Daddy Gone

I live across the street from a middle school, which means I have to contend with lots of school-related litter in my yard.

Mostly it's empty cans, candy wrappers, ice cream sticks and wadded up worksheets.

It gets to be a real pain in the ass to have to pick up all this crap every day.

But every once in a while, I find something wonderful...


Melanie said...

This is so many kinds of awesome, I don't even know where to start.

1. I'm jealous that you found this and not me; then again, we're surrounded by elementary and church schools, which would add an unwanter layer of euugggh.

2. Is this a question or an imperative? The lack of punctuation lends this bit of prose an enigmatic air.

3. Or perhaps it is a statement of something that has already happened, a confirmation that no, the recipient of this note was not in fact imagining the visitors to her special area. Said in the same vein as "Father has gone to the store."

Man, this is priceless. Thanks for sharing.

JC Shakespeare said...

Howdy, old fellow Chronauthor,

Tis I, JC Shakespeare, who somehow wandered across your site and found this note. Reminded me of one my wife, a third-grade teacher, intercepted from one of her little 8 yr old darlings on the way to his sweetheart:

"Suke my dike"

What's wrong with kids these days? I could've spelled that right in third grade!

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Peace Meme