Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Creepy Moment

I sometimes feel like the creepy guy in my neighborhood, because I don't get trash service.  So every Thursday, I sneak outside in the middle of the night and go through everybody's trash cans until I find one which is empty enough for me to add my trash to.  The late night dog walkers look at me funny, when they see me looting through everyone's garbage.

I tried explaining to them that I am a normal person, looking for a good place to illegally dump my garbage, but that does not reassure them.

So yesterday, I was walking down the street, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw a videogame.  I immediately stopped and started moving around, trying to get a good look at the person's TV through their front window.  Eventually, I was able to confirm that, yes, they were playing Super Mario Bros. 2 on the NES.

Good game.

Because I was distracted by the videogame, I failed to notice that someone was sitting on the front porch.  And she was looking at me strangely.  From her point of view, I was walking down the street, stopped in front of her house, and tried to look in her house through the window.

What's the best way to handle that situation?  "Ha ha, I'm not a robber!  I just happen to enjoy videogames from over 20 years ago!  Sorry about going through your trashcan last week!  I had a lot of recycling left over from the grocery store!"

The worst part is that they didn't invite me inside to be Player 2.  I totally could have gotten through that level.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Neat story Michael. I always feel weird in my neighborhood too. But for different reasons. I go outside and sing to myself for a long time, and then I notice this little kid next door has been listening the whole time. Awkward...

-Liana (or Lee)

Suzanne Klare said...

Akward... I would've invited you to be player 2. You know, you should've just said you only wanted to be player 2. That cuold have been even more akward, but it also could have resulted in you playing Super Mario Bros. 2 at some naybor's house.

Spinnerack said...

Aww, Michael, don't feel bad. I have embarrassed myself royally so many times that I can't count. I have a knack of singing, whistling, and acting goofy at the worst times.

I once was going down the street singing "I'm Singing in the Rain" in the rain, and I was so loud that the neighbors poked their head out the door and gave me funny looks. It was really mbarrassing. ;)

And I always say the first thing that pops into my head which 99.99% of the time is the worst possible thing to say...

Plus the time I unknowingly thwacked a woman with my umbrella when she was petting my dog. I didn't see or hear her, and she immediately left very quietly. I was quite shocked when 10 seconds later my siblings berated me, "You hit that lady in the head! She bent down to pet your dog, and you hit her with your umbrella! For shame!"

So, Mystery Dog Lover Lady, if you're reading this, I am super super super sorry that I hit you in the head with an umbrella. It was an accident, I swear!

Spinnerack said...

Whoops, I got off topic. So Michael, don't feel bad. Some people, instead of laughing at you, are laughing with you. Like us. :)

Anonymous said...

Poor Michael!!:) Hehe!! God Bless you, Michael!!:)

Kara said...

I apologize for laughing hysterically at your expense. That's awesome but I would have died if that happened to me.

William D said...

XD ''I totally could've gotten to level 2'' XD you crack me ''just a normal person disposing of his trash illegally'' XD I know how you feel though XD I just sort of go outside and water the lawn inch by inch because ours is kinda brownish for some reason >:( ...then the mail man comes and sees me just water the grass XD There was one time I was walking my dog when she was a puppy, and she kept trying to choke herself, so I reached down to untangle her, and a fat lady pulled over and saw me struggling with the puppy making chocking sounds. She started yelling at me about dog abuse and threatened to call the police! All the neighbors looked outside and saw me and her... embarrassing So know I just hide in my house. I've got a lot of friends but there are some people who still look at me strangely like
"It's that creature :O " or
"HIDE THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN!" XD Sorry for going off topic. They should just watch your videos to know your not creepy ! :P

Katie Nelson said...

I'm sorry for laughing at this but still you gotta admit, IT'S SO HILARIOUS!!!!!! XD

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Not paying for trash service? Michael, you are the worst kind of person.

William D said...

Bite your tongue off and eat it. (Don't actually do that or insult Michael :) I'm sure you have faults that would certainly rival Michaels, such as lack of manners!

Anonymous said...

William D, Ever hear of sarcasm, you thick fanboy? You're so annoying.

Anonymous said...

Thus why Willy D gets trolled so hard. Stop acting like a tool.

William D said...

XD no I don't wonder why I get trolled, I troll the trollers, I lure them out so I can chat with them! I mean, what other company will they have? (Besides their murky reflection in the sewer water and the occasional rat)

Anonymous said...

Willy D, you are the king of cringe.

William D said...

Why thank you! (I'm sure that that's not a complement if said by me, but if said bye you it's the highest of praise! Considering your level of intelligence)

Anonymous said...

Wow...

William D said...

XD Ok I'm sorry. Can we just forget about the argument stuff and all the built up dislike you have for me?

Brittany said...

Oh yeah, it's surely easy for you to say that after the whole slew of insults you so graciously slung at me: No brain cells, not having the ability to listen, being ignorant towards facts, yelling at everyone, ranting about everyone's stupidity, lacking manners, not reading posts or comments (which, actually, is something you have no idea of), being a troll, having a twisted sense of humor, being a white knight for starters...(referring to the other post, of course)

And then it's, "oh, just don't dislike me! I'm such a nice person!" lolk

William D said...

Just wow. If you don't expect me to insult you after insulting me, you've had no taste of the outside world. What do you expect? Now, lose your ego and be nice for once! (dont even think about yelling at me for being rude because I am trying to be nice. You did actually continue this and get yourself insulted :/

Anonymous said...

Hah, it's funny because you're still trying to play the innocent victim. Ah well.