March 14, 2008

You can thank me at your leisure

Walking home from work yesterday, I noticed that not only had someone’s dog crapped next to the sidewalk, but that someone had taken the time to create a little hand-lettered sign pasted to a popsicle stick that said “I miss your Ring-Ding eyes more than your Pixie Stick lips.”

Which they had stuck IN THE POOP.

The best part? I stood there debating whether to take a picture of it. You know, for the blog. Because a crazy sign stuck in poop is totally what everyone comes to a knitting blog hoping to see.

I finally decided I didn’t want to be Crazy Poop Lady trying to take a cell phone picture OF POOP in fading light on a busy sidewalk.

It was a near thing, though.

17 comments:

Macoco said...

It just boggles the mind.

Kristy said...

Wait, so why am I thanking you? Because now I'm thinking that I've never wished I could see a picture of poop more....

Quirkles said...

Seriously. I want to see the poop.

Sarah said...

All I can say is "Ewwwwwww....."

Olga said...

I just threw up a little bit in my mouth. Nevertheless, that is some interesting story.

quinn said...

I'm with Kristy. Next time take the picture of the poop. It's blogworthy.

Karen said...

To poop or not to poop, that is the question? We would have been okay with the poop . . . . but I guess we're probably glad to go without. :)

Jenny said...

Well I for one wish you had taken the picture. So... you know... if that ever happens again, you know you have one reader who would love to see it.

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quinn said...

Okay, I loved this story so much that I was talking about it today with my hair stylist, and she said that once she came across a pile of poop in which someone had stuck a tiny little American flag with a picture of Dubya on it. So -- how many people are out there sticking things in poo?? Seriously?! Has it always been, or is this the next big thing? I was temped to google "poop signs", but was afraid of what would turn up.

Kelley said...

Okay, thanks to Quinn, I googled "Poop Signs" - someone had to do it! Unfortunately I did not get the satisfaction I so craved, it was all about cleaning up after your pooch. I still think this happens far more than we know - maybe there's a secret poop sign website somewhere where dog owners everwhere express themselves openly through their pet's poo....

quinn said...

Okay, newly emboldened by Kelley, I googled “signs in dog poop.” The anti-smoking “Truth” people did a campaign based on poo signage awhile back, and it showed on TV. Maybe it helped spread the idea . . .

floresita said...

I would have totally been crazy lady photographing poop on sidewalk. Seriously, I think I have the brain of a 9 year old boy sometimes... :)

I once photographed an empty box on the sidewalk that said "Wee Wee Pads". Because it said Wee Wee Pads. :)

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Katy said...

Love the story, and, incidentally, HI!!! How the hell are you!?
love, katy (kwtierney@gmail.com)

rebecca.hunt said...

I do thank you, because that is what made the dog poop decorated with a poem attached to a popsicle stick stand out all the more. Gah.

Kristen said...

Thank you, I think.

Though I'm struggling with whether I'd rather have seen the picture.