Monday, December 12, 2005

Short Stories


First about these two.
1. My daughter has friends who clear a major company's parking lot of snow. She helps them do that by driving one of their dump trucks. That is if it's at night and doesn't interfere with her various jobs of playing the piano for hire and managing our kennel. She says driving a truck makes her feel like a WOMAN. (She always strikes a weightlifters pose when she says that) She had to go, in advance, to the security people and fill out info and get a badge. She said her blonde hair had an affect on the smart aleck guard at the gate. After examining the contents of her Super Duty four door, he came to the window and said. "Do you have any contraband on board". And without drying a breath."Do you even know what contraband is?" "Please open the hood of your truck, do you even know how to open the hood of your truck" He has no idea who he's dealing with. Fortunately the guard will still be able to sire children.
2. My four year old grandaughter (also pictured above)was here for lunch today along with my brother. He asked her, "What's that?" She said "A stick horse". He said "What's his name"? Her voice and her face had that, I can't believe you just said that look. She said, "Stick". There was a full body, silent, laugh from her great uncle. As she walked away he mumbled "Well, if you ask a stupid question..."
3.I was talking to my son Dan today. "How ya doin son?" "Oh we just had a Team Meeting Dad". I replied, "Are you busy". (Thats Dads way of asking if he has enough business to keep the doors open". "Yeah, REAL busy". I said "What was the meeting about?" Right here I'm thinking "Team Meeting", is probably a concept he picked up at college or one of his various continuing education conferences or schools he attends for collision repair. Yes, a management technique.
"How long did the meeting last Son"? "Oh, about thirty seconds". "What'd you say to them." "I said we're really busy, and that we have a lot of work to get out the door, and we don't have time for team meetings". "Bye Dad". "Later Dan".

23 comments:

Jerry said...

Cliff,
1. Doesn't that guy know that your daughter has a pocket knife with her at all times, and is not afraid to use it?
2. Stick. The Morrow sense of humor must be hereditary.
3. We have a daily team meeting too. It stops a lot of that "well nobody told me" syndrome.

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

What a good looking family, Cliff!! And some cute stories.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Cliff
Did the guard have a death wish - asking Julie if she could open the hood.
'stick' is a great name for a stick horse.
Funny how fathers ask questions like that.
Great post.
Glad you got your comment section fix.
Ralph

Rachel said...

Cliff, your daughter and grand daughter are very lovely...well, lovely and cute! Your daughter is very talented. She must take after her Mother. (sorry, couldn't resist) :)

Glad you got the comment thingy fixed, otherwise I would have commented last night.

Do you have your 'cartridge in a bare tree' up yet?

Dan said...

How many blondes does it take to knock a guard's teeth out? Just one! Seems that where ever these two girls go, they have to defend themselves against dumb questions. It's a good position to have to be underestimated.

Paul said...

Is it true that those kinds of guards don't have to have any education at all? I myself have seen some dillys. But your guy here sounds like he's got a missing link for sure.

Jamie Dawn said...

I think your daughter can handle things just fine. She is a studette! Your granddaughter is a cutie who knows that all stick horses are named Stick.

Just Help Me said...

oh too funny!!!! doesn't everyone know that a stick horse is named stick!!! why do men think beautiful women are stupid, little do they know they sound like the stupid ones. lol

JUST A MOM said...

hahaha I LOVE IT!!! it is so nice to be able to laugh again. Thanks Cliff. What is up with me following Val around all day today?

poopie said...

I'm thinking Dan is onto something there ;) Tell your daughter I'm liking being a truck driver too!

Jim said...

I am making sure Karen, Jr.#5 and Billy see this picture. It is a wonderful one.
They both are reading you blog, as is Sister in Iowa.
Will the picture be used for your or her Christmas cards?

Jim said...

Cliff -- I put your blog link on mine as a "Fellow Blogger."
I hope that is o.k.
Please let me know and then I will pull this off from here.
Thanks a lot (and I'm sorry if you don't want it there, yet). Jim

Rachel said...

Jim, of course he wants it there! He'll be honored!! Oh, sorry that wasn't my question to answer was it? ...........(but still he'll be honored) she whispers......

Cliff Morrow said...

Okay Rachel, I answered this comment an hour ago. Mine should be above yours. IT's NOT THERE!!
Anyway Jim, again I say, thanks for the link.
The picture isn't going on anybody's christmas card. I snapped it out the window of my pickup. Juli hasn't seen it. She hates all of the pictures that have her in it. She'll make me delete the blog, and smash my computer that contains it.

Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Stunning photo of your daugher and granddaughter.
Is Rachel also related to you??

Jim said...

Yeah, Rachel, are you related to Cliff?

Cliff Morrow said...

Fortunately for Rachel, she is not related nor does she know me. We are just good blogging buddies.
She is definitely one of my favorites.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

your daughter sounds like my kinda gal...send her over I need a friend !!

she looks about my age..yes send her over..and your grandaugheter..I wanna pinch her cheeks:)

terah said...

But Rachel IS a member of the "I wanna be a Morrow" club! :-)

Rachel said...

Yeah, I'm a wannabe Morrow!!

BTW, I know some Morrow's here and they are great people too! Salt of the earth!

Karen, Jr #5 from Jim's Blog said...

Hi, I like the picture of Julie and it has been a long time since I caught up with her! I haven't been to Nebraska in a while since Grandpa moved to Iowa! Billy and I liked the snow picture with the tire tracks which was on your blog a few days ago.

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