Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Another clue in the mystery I don't want to solve (or be involved with in any way, really)

When I took the trash out to our backyard yesterday, I found this heavy, elegant tumbler (it might even be crystal) abandoned in the snow. It was just sitting there, as if someone set it down before dashing off to another appointment. The only thing I can think of is that The Squirrel is back, and now he's serving cocktails on the veranda. This is not good news

I'm not sure if this abandoned drink is a philosophical statement about his glass being half full (although now that it's frozen over I'd guess that message is lost), or a George Thoroughgood-style admission about why he drinks alone. Regardless, you'd think he'd want a more swanky place to toss back his single malt than the patch of grass next to our trash cans.

(On a marginally-related but no less horrifying note, as I Googled for the proper descriptors for this piece of abandoned glassware I found this delightful video. This should raise the sales Nalgene bottles exponentially).

16 comments:

Kristen said...

How weird! And, OMG, I was a chambermaid long ago, and we used to do that, too! We used a clean/different rag to wash the glasses, but they went right in the sink and we doused 'em with Ajax. We didn't change gloves, BUT we worked as a team and one person always did the toilet and the other person did the sink/glasses, so at least the toilet gloves didn't touch the glasses. Yuck.

Two Date Diva said...

Your squirrels have cocktails? Wow, mine just have sex in very public places.

Sarakastic said...

maybe the squirrel will leave a matching set?

I've noticed in recent years even at nicer hotels they just leave wrapped disposable cups, fine by me.

Melek said...

your cup frozeth over.

Larramie said...

Someone was celebrating the AFC Championship victory. *G*

Paige Jennifer said...

Because I'm strange, I'm totally picturing a squirrel with opposable thumbs. It's more disturbing than the suspicious glassware in your yard.

L Sass said...

Your squirrel is so civilized! Although, really it would have been more polite if he'd acquired three tumblers and invited his gracious hosts (sans THAT DOG, of course) to join him!

ellesappelle said...

How bizarre! What are you going to do with it?

booklady said...

That's just scary. I always take my own Nalgene bottle, thank goodness, but I still sometimes drink from hotel glasses. From now on I'll only do that if they're disposable plastic glasses, still wrapped, or if I have a heavy duty cleanser with me.

Beck said...

Maybe you should put out a bitty bowl of peanuts...

LEstes65 said...

Oh my goodness, you made my asthma flare up with my laughing! You are TOO funny!

The squirrel is hitting the sauce. What a hoot!

Two Date Diva said...

I tagged you! You are it. Inquiring minds want to know more about you (and your upcoming book!)

See my last post. ;)

Patti said...

who says squirrels are barbarians?!

Barrie said...

It's definitely the squirrel. What will he leave next?

1218Blog said...

How interesting! The cocktails will keep your squirrel from freezing his nuts off. :-)

Em said...

umm.....disturbing much?