Saturday, October 09, 2010

I See Dead People

When I got a new computer recently I hated to just put my old one in the trash. It still had a little life in it. Mr. Skittles restored it to factory condition and I asked around my family to see if anyone wanted it. I thought it would be good for kids to play learning games on or watch kiddie videos.

When no one seemed interested I was about to give up when I remembered the neighbors across the street had two children and maybe they might want it. Sure enough, when I asked them, they were thrilled. Mr. Neighbor and his kids came over to get it, followed by a string of neighborhood children.

After they left one little neighborhood boy.. I'd say he was maybe about eight years old.. lagged behind on my porch steps. This is the conversation we had.

Little Boy: I thought you were dead.
Me: What?
Little Boy: I thought you were dead.
Me: Why would you think that?
Little Boy: Because you never open your door.
Me: Ohhh.. well we're not dead. (Amused at this point.)
Little Boy: Ok cool. (A slight pause.) Can I have some stickers?

I'm not sure why he asked me for stickers, but I do have some, so I came in and got him some and he went away happy.

So.. the old computer has a new home. A little boy has stickers. Hopefully he will spread the word that we aren't dead.

7 comments:

Jeni said...

Well, there have been a few times when you sort of disappeared for longer than I really liked that I thought maybe you -or your computer -had gone on to another place. But doing that with the old computer -really a great gesture, Barb! Glad to learn too that you aren't dead. LOL

SilverNeurotic said...

That's kind of funny and cute, glad you are very much alive though.

Carolina said...

Sooo, maybe you should open your door now and again to prove that you're still alive and kicking ;-)

And Miles To Go... said...

LOL, kids!

Misty Dawn said...

This story cracks me up every time I think about it. I can just picture it.

Rose said...

glad someone got the computer. glad he got the stickers and you are alive. rose

Sonshu said...

omg.
thats so cuteee! :D heheheh and weird! but yeah i like weird!