Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A Strange Way To Show Your Appreciation

Walking home from the potluck last weekend, I cut across the Strathcona High School sports field on my way back to our apartment. A group of college-aged men were walking up the sidewalk on the other side of the street. They suddenly stopped by a nice house on the corner and started talking about how nice a house it was. One of the guys was particularly taken by the patio. "Man, that's a nice patio," he said. "Can you imagine, coming home every day, sitting out there, having a couple of beers?" The rest of his friends nodded in agreement.

As I crossed the street, I looked back at the men, who were still standing by the house and extolling its virtues. And then I saw that the reason that they had stopped in the first place was because two of them were pissing on the fence.


Mrs. Loquacious said...

Dirty. I hope that wasn't *your* old house that they were peeing at. I very much wish people would develop some manners, but with the boom these days I think our city is drawing far too many impolite people and not enough educated, respectful ones. :S

Fiona said...

Last week NinjaStolz and I were walking home and as we passed a house, some guy came tearing out of it and around the corner of the place. My first thought was that we were going to get mugged, so I was watching him. Lo and behold, he was just taking a piss at the side of the place. As he ran back into the house, he noticed us looking at him and said "Toilet's broken. Sorry!"

There's manners for ya!

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The Doc said...

Mrs. L, no it wasn't my old place. Nobody would be that complimentary to that house.

Fiona, that's...that's astounding. But at least he apologized. That's...something.

Dan said...

A while back, I was going to get a pop from the vending machine outside my local grocery store. A guy standing outside told me that the machine was broken. After I thanked him and left, I realized he was peeing against the wall of the store.

So, it's not just Edmonton.