Monday, November 29, 2010

My Husband, the Scavenger

Bob is a scavenger. Period. Exclamation point.

Yesterday we were on our way home from - dare I say the words - Wal-Mart. We were just getting on the ramp to get onto Rt. 50, when out of the blue, Bob swerves to the shoulder and brakes. I was daydreaming and listening to Christmas music. Wal-Mart stresses me. I look in the side mirror for flashing lights and listen for sirens. Was it an ambulance or police car? Nothing. No lights. No sirens. "What's wrong?", I ask. He says, as he is backing down the on ramp: "I think I saw a socket back there." "A what?" I asked. "A socket." says he. All the time I am looking in the side mirror just waiting for someone to come onto the ramp and not see us and rear end us and who's fault would that be? Hm? Yea, I thought so.

"Yep. It's a socket." he says as he is exiting the van. "Lordy, look where you're going Bob!" I'm thinking. Next vision is someone side swiping him - all for a socket. And, not just any socket I may add, but a 3/8 universal, almost brand new, except for a little "road wear", and pricey. Good gravy Marie! He was quite pleased.

This man will stop for anything, but bungee cords. There's trillions of them along the road. And we always need them! Go figure.

But. . . my question for the day is: "How does one see such small things on the side of the road when you are traveling at, let's just say, 30 to 75 mph? How?"

I've told him, one of these days you are going to stop for something and it's not going to be what you want to see. So, consider yourself warned.

What's a woman to do? What, may I ask?

1 comment:

  1. This one made me laugh! I like stopping for little "treasures" as well...So I can relate, in my own small way.
    But..on the other hand, how can such tiny treasures be found such as what you described, but these same folks can not find everyday items..such as wallet, keys, etc?? Just something else to ponder. :-)


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