08 August 2011

Eric Humor

We get a lot of door-to-door salesman in our neighborhood. I'm kind of ready for winter so they will go away. One time Eric answered the door to somebody selling lawn care services. Eric told the girl that we didn't need any, thanks. She looked at our yard and then looked back at Eric and said, "Are you sure?" That was pretty rude. (Although our yard isn't really top notch.)

Tonight somebody came by, and I listened to a conversation that went like this:

Salesman: Hello, are you the man of the house?
Eric: Yes.
Salesman: Okay, I'm with Suchandsuch Pest Control, and...
Eric: I'm just going to go ahead and stop you right there. We're really not interested, but thanks for coming by.
Salesman: Okay, so do you already have pest control services you are working with?
Eric: No, we just like bugs.
Salesman: Okay, have a great night!

I thought I was going to die of laughter. But the thing is some of our neighbors have told us that they've seen black widows and brown recluses around their homes. I've also noticed a number of spiders in our garden as I've watered and weeded. I mentioned this to Eric, and he replied, "We can't afford to not get bitten by spiders."

Then, later we watched Man On Wire, a documentary about a French dude who tight-rope walked/danced/partied between the twin towers in the 1970s. It's a moderately interesting story, but the French people were just so obnoxious. We could barely stand to listen to them, particularly the main guy. When the movie was over, Eric said, "I wish Germany would invade France again."

So there you go. My husband is funny.


Heather said...

Loved the last one. I even read it to Dustin. Hilarious!

Priscilla said...

I literally LOL with the pest control one. But I imagine Eric saying it in a very specific way, which makes me laugh even harder.

Jenn said...

I always wish I could think of witty things to say to obnoxious salespersons. Way to go, Eric. :)

Packrat said...

LOL funny.

Do be careful and watch out for those nasty spiders. (I'm not sure spraying really helps all that much with spiders. 'Course, I could be wrong.)

trishtator said...

Most excellent. I approve :)

Alice said...

Yes you do need to get those spiders out of there. You know they can really be bad. All you need is the to be bit by one. Meanwhile love Eric, he is great!