5/1/06

Oops. My bad.

I passed a hand-lettered sign on someone's front lawn this morning. It said:

ATTENTION:
The desk WAS NOT GARBAGE.
Please return it.

OK, for starters, it wasn't that nice of a desk. I saw it the other day. It wasn't a roll-top oak heirloom or anything. It was a particle board and vinyl woodgrain computer desk.

Also, if a desk is within 4 feet of the curb on garbage day, it is garbage. That is an unwritten, but totally inviolate law.

In fact, anything that close to the curb on garbage day is garbage.

A bike, a desk, a stained mattress, your drunk 18 year old teenage daughter on a stained mattress, it doesn't matter. If it's within 4 feet of the curb on garbage day and not fastened to a post in the ground, it is up for grabs.

Basically what I'm saying here is that I'm keeping it.

7 comments:

  1. LOL,
    So they lost a crappy desk then put up a sign? There must have been meth in the desk or something.

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  2. It would be cool if a bunch of people now dropped off really crappy desks onto his lawn. Like 20 of them.

    Heh heh

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  3. What was the desk doing outside?

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  4. :D
    great punchline. and i like the 20 desks idea.

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  5. you need to blog more about desks. This is the first time your google ads have been about something other than blogging software. I'm gonna go click one just to celebrate

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  6. you should really send them this post. i think it makes sense if they're reasonable enough.

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  7. Treespotter, most likely people who keep their desk outside don't have a computer. However, maybe you could handwrite this post, JV, and put it in your front yard.

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