MaxieC: "What's a house sitter?"
Me, CherkyB: "Well, you know how a baby sitter comes over to watch the babies when parents go out?"
MaxieC: "I'm not a baby!"
Me, CherkyB: "I didn't say you were. So, a house sitter is someone who watches your house while you're out. With all the pets we have, it's very hard to find people to watch them all, and Camp Bow Wow charges like $35/day just for FreddyC."
The Mrs.: "And we had to take the rat over to K's house, and the guniea pigs to N's house, and I had to have S come over to feed the fish and water the plants."
Me, CherkyB: "Yeah. You remember how we took that road trip to Barfalo last year to go to Auntie D's wedding? Well, I guess Auntie D's and Uncle D's wedding. Wasn't that nice of them to schedule their weddings at the same time so we could go to both in just one trip?"
MaxieC: "Duuuhhh...they got married to each other!"
Me, CherkyB: "I suppose they did. By the way, who got the better deal out of that marriage?"
Me, CherkyB: "Auntie D did. You know why? Cuz she's the woman. Women always get the better deal in a marriage."
MaxieC: "Why is that?"
Me, CherkyB: "Because the entire institution of marriage is structured around the desires of women. There's really nothing about marriage designed for men."
MaxieC: "That's not true. The man has a very important part in a marriage."
Me, CherkyB: "What's that?"
MaxieC [making a sweeping had gesture where he holds out his left palm and swings his right arm down to land his index finger on said palm]: "The man has to deposit the sperm!"
Monday, May 24, 2010
MaxieC, Man who Minces Not Words
We were sitting around discussing the logistics of trying to go anywhere on a vacation, when the Mrs. noted that some friends of hers have a house sitter who charges $20/day to watch the house and pets as long as she's allowed to have her boyfriend over.