Friday, September 11, 2009

Reason #14,372 why I am not a morning person

It's not every day you can start a conversation by saying "So, this morning a guy in a tree saw me sitting naked on the toilet."
Yet, that's how last Thursday began.
I was sitting there, starting the day the way many people do, when I happened to look out the bathroom window that's right next to the toilet. It was then that I noticed a guy in one of my neighbor's trees. He was in one of those cherry-picker contraptions, cutting down branches. And I could've sworn he was looking right in my direction.
Surprise.
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23 comments:

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Awkward! And I apologize for looking, by the way.

Just kidding. I'm not really sorry.

No, come on now, that was just another joke at your expense.

Seriously, I'll get those photos off the Internet as soon as my ISP gets my service up and running again next week.

OK, OK. What am I, like 12 years old? I really am just kidding around here. You have no reason to feel embarrassed. Well, maybe a little.

If it makes you feel any better, I'm not a morning person, either. Unless you count staying up until 3 or 4 am every night. Did you know that only about 5 percent of the human population has circadian clocks that run counter to the norm? It can be a real hassle, but we are who we are, I guess.

Hey, my comment's longer than your post. That's sort of funny, too. Also, a reflection on my pathetic self.

Travis said...

And that's why I'll never live in a place that has windows in the bathroom.

And why all the blinds and curtains stay closed until I've showered and dressed.

subtorp77 said...

What Travis said, especially now-a-days...

Janna said...

MikeWJ: Now I can't decide if I feel better or worse.... :)

Travis: That makes it really difficult for your stalkers, y'know...

Subtorp: There are more people in trees nowadays?

subtorp77 said...

Janna, no luv. Re-read wot Travis was on about. I mean , these days people are being arrested for "parading round" in the buff( or undies )...and they're in their own home. Some have no modesty and they can end up in the nick for it. Maybe we are better off living in the trees( tho' in Massachusetts, you'd still need a permit-LOL! )

Steven said...

I say give 'em a show, girlfriend!

Grace said...

I can so relate. Reminds me of the apartment I lived in with a skylight in the bathroom - one morning I glance up and there is a guy on the roof glancing down on me - and yes, of course I was nekkid - it's the bathroom for pete's sake.

unfinishedrambler said...

I'm glad to say that I can't relate, but I feel for you, and, at least, if nothing else, you got blog fodder. :)

Janna said...

Subtorp: Anybody who would arrest someone for being naked in their OWN HOME is a complete nut case. If that's ever actually happened, our legal system needs to be put in a mental institution. Maybe this happens more in the city, where houses are too close together and the neighbors are a bunch of prudes....? Hard to tell. Luckily, I live out in a rural area, and this guy-in-the-tree thing was rare indeed.

Steve: Thanks... I think. :)

Grace: Yikes!

UnfinishedRambler: Exactly! It's one of those things where you can console yourself by saying "Well, now I know what I'm going to be blogging about..."

subtorp77 said...

Janna, I'm sure you can google it( of course there were extenuating circumstances in some of the cases ). But it's gotten to the point that one can't even parade round in knickers( actually not parading round but if one has to go to the loo...) Here in Massachusetts( and I kid you not ), you can be arrested for the simple act of takin' a pee off the road-side and charged as a sex offender!!!! WTF? Hey, sorry officer but when Nature calls, it calls!

Janna said...

Subtorp: I can understand people getting upset if people are peeing by the roadside, because that's "in public". But in your own home, well, that's NOT public. It's nobody's business. Even if they're sitting in a tree to get a better look. :)
Remind me never to move to Massachusetts.
No matter how good the clam chowder is. :)

subtorp77 said...

Janna, no worries. The mass exodus started a few years ago( to which I will be joining, eventually ) THe forced health care was the final straw, so to speak...

Jeff said...

Say, that would be a perfect job for me... after all those years of climbing trees and using stilts to see in the neighbor's windows. I'm surprised CareerBuilder didn't recommend that.

ReformingGeek said...

Maybe you were the only thrill that guy got last Thursday. You should be happy about that! ;-)

Janna said...

Subtorp: With no one left in the state, lines should be really short at the supermarket.

Jeff: Can phlebotomists climb trees?

ReformingGeek: Should I feel insulted that he hasn't come back? :)

Jeff said...

Only trees with needles. Ba-dump!

Janna said...

Jeff: LOL!! (*groan*)

Marilyn said...

Was he cute?

Janna said...

Marilyn: It was hard to tell!

Lynda said...

That could happen to me too. And I am totally not a morning person.

Janna said...

Lynda: I don't think I've EVER been a morning person. We should form a group... and promise never to meet before 1:00 in the afternoon.

Lynda said...

According to my mom, I wasn't even a morning person as a baby, so I agree. Can me make it like 2:30 or something, though? I'll still feel rushed at 1. ;)

Janna said...

Lynda: Let's say 3:00. :)