Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Things I've seen once: #2 (Moo, Baa, La la la)

31 Posts in 31 Days: #14

(I'm afraid I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel tonight.)

Once I was driving along a road in Layton, Utah. As I looked out of the passenger side window, I beheld one of the most amazing sights I had ever seen.


The BIGGEST white sheep I had EVER seen. These things were gigantic!
These sheep made such an impression on me that I mentioned it to my wife when I got home that night. She was not as impressed as I had hoped she would be. In fact, she seemed, dare I say, indifferent.

Well, that would never do.

I would take her to my ginormous sheep, and by gosh, then she'd have a little more respect!

A couple of nights later, I took Sharon to see the eighth wonder of the world -- the world's biggest sheep.

Here's a transcript of the conversation, pretty much verbatim:

Me: There they are! Look at the size of those sheep!

Sharon: Where?

Me: (flabbergasted) RIGHT THERE! How can you not see them?!

Sharon: (Looooooonnnnnnnnnnnng pause, and with a quizzical, incredulous you-are-the-dumbest-person-I-have-ever-met look) Those?

Me: (triumphant) Yes those! I think we need to call Guinness or something....

Sharon: Those are cows.

Sound of needle scratching on record. Sound of squealing brakes. Sound of large gong. The skies open, the rays of illumination shine down.

*blink blink*

Me: I'll be darned, they are cows.

(Remembering back, even in my memory, the image in my mind is obviously a cow, but somehow, in that first instance, my brain labeled them sheep, and it stuck. As soon as Sharon said "cows" I knew that's what they were).

I believe in Bigfoot. And one of the standard criticisms of Sasquatch witnesses is that they must have misidentified a bear. I always thought that that was a bunk argument -- even under duress, a giant, bipedal primate does not look like a bear.


Does not look like this:

But don't take my word for it. Because This:

Does not look much like this either.


Terri said...

I LOVE Moo, Baa, La la la! And I love it when you tell stories on yourself. That's a good 'un.

Kristen said...


(those are the sounds of the sheep laughing at you!)

Aaron said...

{Gasp} {Choke} {laugh....}

I quote Mooshoo from Mulan:

"I'm a dragon.....and that's a cow".




Seriously, I thought I was the stupid one.....

You need glasses



Hey....throw me that spoon....

Lori said...

Got a great laugh this morning!

Melissa said...

This is too funny.... I love your descriptions of the conversation...

What am I going to do after 31 days is up...I have so enjoyed reading your daily posts!! Can I peteion for you to continue writing daily?? :)

{krista} said...

ROFL! My brother in law has seen a sasquatch - for honest and for true. Of course, he was drunk at the time, but still swears up and down it was a sasquatch and not just a reflection of himself.

kayerj said...

The bottom of your barrel holds some pretty funny stuff

Liz {Learning To Juggle} said...

{I have nothing to say just know I am sitting here laughing at you :)}

Lindsay said...

Oh what I wouldn't give for my hubby to make the same HILARIOUS mistake. Seriously. I bet she's STILL laughing at you....