prose about old men

In my opinion, old men are usually cute
execpt when you’re carrying a 75 pound package of akwardly shaped steel anchors for your ropes course
(from the bakery at the bottom of the hill because UPS hates your camp driveway in the winter)
and they watch you struggle to get the door open with your patented rear-end move requiring no hands
and then they watch you struggle to open your trunk and begin hoisting it in
and then they yell, “Hey! That package there heavy?”
and you smile at the cute old man and his accent and say, “Yep. Yes, sir, it is.”
and he answers with a, “Yeah…I could see that by the way you’e strugglin’ with it.”
and then he opens the door to the bakery, walks in, and orders himself a fresh donut…
and then they’re not cute
they’re just old


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TexasNorth is a little farm in Western Michigan. It's home to 5 chickens, 25 longhorn cattle, a coonhound (Banjo), 1 barn cat, a husband, and 3 ridiculously funny children. The mom of this zoo has been known to mow the lawn in a skirt and roast marshmallows after dark. View all posts by texasnorth

5 responses to “prose about old men

  • anna

    But on the upside, your hair looks fabulous in that photo.

  • K Moore

    That old man is mean. He is probably a sick old man too. He was totally checking out your butt during the manuever to open the door. That is what was really going on.

  • KatieKate

    Aw, thanks, guys!
    *she shrugs an embarrassed but flattered grin*

    I’ll take down my WANTED signs for the old fart.

    PS, K: I did have my good jeans on.

  • miss chris

    Lol. Speaking of ‘good jeans’, don’t you hate it when you find that one pair of jeans that’s amazing and you wear them all the time and then they discontinue the design at the one store that carried them?

    Yeah. Those are the days I love life. 😉

  • Paxton Cox

    Same thing happened to me the other day with a man. Except it was a 50lb. dog food bag. I tell myself that because he did not help is why it hit the sharp thing on my car and began to spill out everywhere making it about a 25lb dog food bag. I litered dog food all the way home and then had to sweep it from the car to the storage box…not a good way to start the day.

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