Friday, October 05, 2012

A House Divided

I can't wait for this presidential election to be OVER!

So . . . I had the foresight to save my yard sign from the 2008 election. JLA, with whom I hardly see eye-to-eye on political matters, wouldn't let me put it up until he got his own yard sign. Petty? Yes, but I'm old enough to realize that little straight boys sometimes need to be indulged lest they pitch hissy fits. And I have no tolerance for hissy fits.

When the primo don JLA finally got his sign, we put them up on the same day. I'd thought all was well. Silly me for being so trusting! Today I went to the mailbox and saw that someone (ahem) had used white medical tape to make an "N" in front of "Obama." I was ... less than happy. In a fit of pique (I occasionally have those in lieu of hissy fits), I peeled off the tape then helped the north wind bend over JLA's sign.

My front-yard drama wasn't over. Clapping broke through the sound of windblown leaves. Bewildered, I glanced around. Our neighbor, a retired railroad worker, was standing on his porch across the road, apparently watching my show. "Way to go!" he called out.

The next act has yet to be written. But it will be when JLA gets home from work.


Tam said...

You should write that as m/m. A hilarious story as they each try to take out the other's signs in creative ways with the neighbors cheering each on. :-)

K. Z. Snow said...

Too bad I couldn't get it pubbed before the election. :)

Chris said...

How did it turn out when he got home?!?

K. Z. Snow said...

As soon as he pulled into the driveway, he straightened his damned sign. I came outside and called him a dick. He laughed at me. LAUGHED! So I tried pinching him in sensitive places, but since he's a lot bigger and stronger than I am, that tack failed. I issued a final warning, and he laughed again.

The End.

For now.