Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday's Top Ten

Top ten easy ways to get yourself in trouble:

10. Drop your keys into a hole.
That little slot between the elevator and the floor works well for this.

9. Trip over a curb.
Any direction, up or down. Same result.

8. Back into your neighbor's car.
This works best when you're in a hurry and your neighbor's home.

7. Leave your manuscript in reach of your puppy.
Make sure your printer is working and you have ink before trying this one.

6. Keep the open can of paint at the foot of the ladder for easy access.
Try it with new shoes.

5. Swat the wasp nest out of the corner of your porch with a broom.
They won't mind. Trust me :)

4. Don't bother checking the date on the milk before preparing cereal.
No need to try a small spoonful before digging right in.

3. Transfer your astringent and eye makeup remover to matching bottles because they look so nice.
You'll always remember which is which. Trust me again :)

2. Flip the mixer on high speed right after dumping in the flour.
Try this in July to cool off - it looks like snow. Sorta.

And the #1 easy way to get yourself in trouble:

1. Prepare dinner for guests - only to discover at the last minute you've used the last of whatever is absolutely required for what you're making.
Works every time. Guaranteed!

19 comments:

Joanne said...

Oh boy, a whole latte trouble going on here ;)

At least your humor is intact?

Have a nice weekend!

arlee bird said...

I have done a couple of these and some are mortal fears. Funny stuff.
Lee

Mason Canyon said...

Love these Top Ten. I'd say #4 also works well if you're using it in hot chocolate about midnight so you can't just run out and get some more because you live 20 minutes (one way) from the nearest store.

Aubrie said...

I've done #10 (only I lost my keys) #5 and #4....guess I'm just a trouble maker :)

Kerrie said...

These are funny. #3 made me laugh.

I have another one.
Send email to wrong person.
I once sent an email to an editor that was meant for my brother (they both have the same first name). Can you say, oops?

Elspeth Antonelli said...

And once again, you hit the jackpot with your newest Top Ten. I don't know which I found funnier - your list or the helpful suggestions alongside each entry.

Thanks for the laughs.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm happy you're all smiling. Have a happy weekend.

Maryann Miller said...

Thanks for the chuckle. I will try to avoid elevators with cracks.

Carol Kilgore said...

Hold tight to those keys!

Laura Eno said...

These all sound suspiciously near and dear to your heart. My condolences... :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Thank you, Laura. I never know what's coming next.

M. Gray said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so nervous I'll hit someone's car that I know.

Passed a game onto you from my blog. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Just make sure nothing's parked there. Thanks for passing on the game. Watch for my answers Wednesday.

Conda V. Douglas said...

Oh thanks for the laughs, Carol! And I cringe when I realize how many of these 10 I've done. And I've repeatedly done #1.

Carol Kilgore said...

I've repeatedly done a couple. But I'm not saying which ones.

VR Barkowski said...

Sad confession, of those ten, there are only two I haven't tried yet - notice I said yet. Thanks for making me laugh!

Carol Kilgore said...

It's so nice to know I'm not the only one out there.

Patricia Stoltey said...

These are great -- some of them remind me of things I've done (like when I prepared spaghetti for company but when I went to drain the pasta it slid out of the pan and into the sink). And I didn't have another box on hand, either. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

I did that once. Only not all of it went in the sink. And there was no company. Thank God.