Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kids and clean carpet

When we moved here two years ago, we noticed the carpet was brand, spanking new. Considering the hideousness of the carpet in the apartment before (your clean socks would be dirty by evening and you wouldn't even have to go outside), we instituted a "no shoes" rule. Yes, it may seem a pain, but I think that after two years, the carpet in this rental stood up much better than could be expected otherwise. Of course there are a few problem spots, but overall, I think removing the shoes at the door worked well.

To help visitors put up with the inconvenience, this sign was taped to the door.

REMOVE THY SHOES FROM OFF THY FEET,
FOR WITHIN THOU STANDEST ON RENTED, LIGHT BEIGE CARPET!


(I hope if you are a landlord/property manager, that you do yourself a favor and put in a "hides the dirt color" the next time you have to replace that 10 year old, icky, threadbare floor covering. Light beige? Really? That's practically "white".)

Anyhoo. Now that I have cleaned said, "rented, light beige carpet", a new sign graces the door for the next 2-3 days.

Today’s Game: Island Hopping

1. Remove your shoes/boots/footwear.
2. “Hop” from “island” to “island”.
3. If you step off the “islands” into the “ocean”, you get “wet”. (No really, your socks/feet will get wet.)
4. Not only will you get wet, the “sea monster”, might catch you and eat you.
5. Play continues until the “ocean” dries up.
Thank you for playing!


Now if the weather will just stay dry, I'm in like Flynn! Or would it be out like trout?

Never mind.

I promise I'll stop sniffing the Oxyclean.

1 comment:

Pam said...

Keep sniffing if it keeps up the humor!