Wednesday, August 20, 2008

...And Guess What I Got in the Mail Today???

So, I walked out to get the mail from the mailbox and to my surprise, I was greeted by a friendly, energetic, creepy-crawly gecko hidden in my mail! Unfortunately for me, the mail was already in my hands when I saw this creature!

Okay, for those of you who know me and are probably already hysterically laughing at me, this was not a good thing!!!

I freaked completely out!!! I threw the mail, along with the gecko, up in the air and screamed as loud as I could. As I stood there staring at the mail on the driveway, I was almost afraid to even look to my left, right or behind me to see if the neighbors had seen this episode.

As I watched the stupid gecko quickly crawl away, I carefully picked up the mail and rushed in the house to ask Dirk if he’d seen me. He hadn’t.

HOWEVER… as I was sharing this with him, he started laughing and then proceeded to tell me that HE KNEW about the gecko living in our mailbox!!! He had seen it several times. “What!?!” “Are you kidding me?!?” “How long have you known about this?” “Why didn’t you tell me?!?” I asked without stopping to take a breath. He could hardly answer my questions for laughing so hard. Needless to say, I did not think that this was funny at all.

Okay, my mind tends to work in overload most of the time and I started thinking about this…

Dirk has taken the gecko out of the mailbox several times, right?

Okay, is the same one crawling back into the mailbox or are there different ones making their way in? I recently had to complain about the postman mis-delivering our neighbors' mail to our box (like all the time). Okay, did I tick the postman off to where he’s carrying around a jar of geckos and unleashing one in my box each day in hopes of giving me a heart attack?

Now I feel that I will have to ask Dirk on a daily basis if he made sure to check the mail carefully before bringing it into the house.

Yep, I know….let it go, huh?

I’ll try!

One thing I know for sure, I won’t be checking the mailbox for awhile.


Jennifer Raack said...

I must apologize now......but I am laughing so hard the water I was drinking came out of my nose!!!

April said...

What is it about husbands? For some reason, they LOVE it when their wives get scared. My husband relishes in the opportunity to chase me with all sorts of creepy crawlies. I can't tell you how many times that's happened! He thinks it's absolutely hilarious! I keep warning him that one of these days I'll get him back, but I'm too chicken to even attempt it. MEN!!!

Anonymous said...

I have to apologize too, because I think that is so funny. Remember my friend Bobbie who came to the retreat and taught the exercise class? Well, she is deathly afraid of geckos. You can't even say the word around her or show her a picture of one. She just about faints. To me they are no big deal and I thought she was just crazy...but I guess both of you are. Not sure why, but that really makes me laugh. I'm going to have to share your blog with her. You'll have a friend in your corner for sure.

kjwash said...

It is definitely funny. I am no fan of geckos. They always startle me. If only there was a video. The mail is not a place that you would expect to see one. kjwash

Anonymous said...

That was so funny! I do not like geckos either. I can just see the reaction on your face when you say the gecko.


Jill said...

LOL!! It would have been the other way around at our household. My hubby doesn't take to much to anything that, as he would say, "is faster than he is". This includes the little annoying lizzards.

too funny!!

Tracie said...

oh my goodness.... I wonder if Dirk was picking out the mail and putting the gecko back???
It is weird that it keeps coming back to your mailbox.. I would have screamed too!

Jessica & Matt said...

You know, when I was a kid, my sister and I used to catch little lizards, and I would let them clamp their little mouths onto my earlobes, and they would just hang from there. We'll have to make this a little outing for the girls soon! You can totally do it!