Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Empty Box Bureau
Taylor: Hey, where did everybody go?
Rusty: They're all watching Jan tearing the house apart.
Taylor: But where will we live if she tears the house up?
Rusty: It's an expression. It means she makes an unbelievable mess through the whole house as she digs and discards and weeds out things she doesn't use.
Taylor: Digs and weeds? Is she planting grass in here too?
Rusty: No. Look, remember Sunday she decided to get out her summer clothes and put away her winter ones?
Taylor: Yes, she moved things off the cedar chest on Sunday and hasn't even opened it yet to begin the transfer. The house is in chaos.
Rusty: That's how Jan digs and weeds her way through what should be a simple project. Move A, wash B, bag C to give away, empty box and toss in trash, and -
Taylor: Trash an empty box? We're cats. Isn't there a law against trashing boxes?
Rusty: Yes, the EBB - I'm sorry, the Empty Box Bureau could fine her if we file a complaint, but we never do because if Jan pays the fine, she can't afford to feed us. So we suffer in silence with a full tummy.
Taylor: Oh, I didn't realize I'm suffering.
Rusty: Don't worry. You'll get used to it. Meanwhile, I'd advise you to follow my lead and avoid Jan until her she collapses from this chaotic streak.
Taylor: Thanks, Rusty. I guess I'll pass some time watching funny videos.
Rusty: I have just the one for you. Let's watch this doxie try to take a carrot through a doggy door.
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