Monday, March 8, 2010

Bravery


And in that moment... feeling resentment of picking up my next door neighbor's dog poop week after week and throwing it away in my garbage can...  I picked up a pile with my gardening shovel and without thinking of the consequences, I flung it as far as I could over her car in the driveway so it would land in her yard. I misjudged my throw as the poop was only as heavy as cotton and it landed instead, on her car rooftop and some of it slid down her windshield and onto her hood.

The noise of the poop hitting her car, however, was not as quiet as cotton. Suddenly, the neighbor walked outside with her dog.  She had heard it and was coming out to check the skid marks.

It was a moment of sheer panic and embarrassment and I knew I had two options.  To either drop and roll out of sight   ....   or be brave and fess up to the mess.

I decided to side on bravery (and do the right mature thing) and started to rush toward her when she and her dog turned and walked on down the street oblivious to me or the brown smears down her car window.

i stood there, breathless with my heart beating out of my skin and realized that I had just experienced a miracle.

I whispered, thank-you-god, thank-you-god, thank-you-god  while I cleaned up the mess on her car in neck-breaking speed.

And then, after observing the lesson I had just learned from my experience, I shoveled up the rest of the poop, and this time walked closer to the edge of her yard before flinging it.

Just as I should have done from the beginning.

8 comments:

ifmorningsbeganatnoon said...

funny story and great illustration!

Kate said...

OMG, I am so glad I can read this with a clear head...I filled my 5 lb. bags with SH*T yesterday.

Amy C said...

oh my gosh hilarious story and brilliantly illustrated

Dan Guerra said...

That is hysterical! I can just hear the poop landing on the hood...good thing it didn't leave any dents!
I probably would have looked up in the sky, 'did you see that?'

Isabelle said...

Hahaha wow that is an amazingly funny story!! And well illustrated too! You are very good at story telling, I could imagine it all so clearly. Merci-Thank you for sharing!

Christine said...

ROFLOL!!! Too funny. Thanks for the laughs.

I hope you didn't clean the mess on her car too thoroughly. ^_^

doodlegirl said...

Thanks for your comments! And Christine! Nooooo... i didn't clean it too thoroughly. I just used the shovel to scrape it off. LOL!

justdoodleit said...

Hahaha...that is some friendly fire :)