Curiouser and curiouser...

I sent the following email to my neighborhood email loop... to thank the person who left two very strange gifts on my lawn:

To My Mysterious Benefactor,

Thank You!

As best as I can tell, you must have been walking by my house last week when I stepped in a pile of dog poo as I was dragging out the recycle bin. I let out a statement that started with "I wish..." and ended with a string of unkind thoughts and expletives.

Clearly my situation moved you because on Monday morning I found a doggie-poop-picking-up-tool and an Aladdin-style genie lamp on my front lawn.

The lamp, I am sad to say, is not working. We have all taken turns rubbing it and polishing it -- to no avail. So if you have further instructions in the proper use of a genie lamp, feel free to pass them along. In the meantime the scooper is a great help.


Tina in CT said...

A thoughtful neighbor with a good sense of humor. I am always out with my dog with my pooper scooper in hand and the minute she goes, I'm there picking it up so I don't step in it when I'm out there in the dark. Of course, it's easy for me as I'm the only one in the house letting the dog out.

Poop scooping - a good chore for a 9 year old?

I've missed your blogging and all those gorgeous pictures of the Australian beaches.

Anonymous said...

Just realized that I placed my comments about Aladdin lamp at the wrong post.
Very mysterious! I hope you will get instructions for the Aladdin lamp, just be careful with your wishes.

It is a second Aladdin lamp accident, do you remember first?

Tina in CT said...

Did you find out which neighbor left you the present?

Katya said...

Nope... it is a mystery!

Tina in CT said...

I bet the neighbor that left the gifts is getting a chuckle out of all of it.