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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

But, How Did You Know His Name?

Many of you may be surprised to know that Rainman - mild mannered meteorologist by day - is a ....what is the opposite of mild mannered???

Let's just say that he is a somewhat aggressive driver, who has opinions on most of the others traveling on his roads.  He has a tendency to make us late for events when we are traveling together - for a few reasons - one, because he doesn't usually factor in that there are 6 littlish people that need to get ready, use the bathroom, get socks on, and find a pair of matching footwear.  He also does not factor in the fact that others will also be traveling on the roads we will be using to get to our destination.

So, if we can fool him into leaving early, we will - it helps cut down on stress....for me.  When he is late getting somewhere, he pulls out the old "Well, if I wouldn't have gotten stuck behind that slow truck!"  or "Well, I didn't think there would be traffic at X time of day!"

Recently, we took at look at our food budget for the month and we were well under budget - so being the responsible Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover people that we are - we decided to order Pizza Hut stuffed crust pizza for take out.  We were in a rush because we had a baseball game that night.  We ordered on-line and Rainman went to get it and brought A-Girl and S-Girl with him.

A-Girl told me a story later than night that I will share with you. 

Here are some of the statements made by Rainman:

"Let's go, Jack, there are other people on the road."

"That little skinny pedal on the right is the accelerator, Jack."

"Quit talking on the phone, Jack."

"Nice blinker, Jack"

I think you get the idea.

It is at this point that S-Girl pipes up from the back seat and asks her dear old dad:

"Daddy, how do you know that man's name is Jack?"