Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An odd sighting

Yesterday was one of few occasions I did not have my camera with me. It is usually strapped to my sling pack/purse so I have it with me at all times. It is quite convenient and I often find that I have it at moments when I wouldn't normally have thought to pick it up on the way out. But yesterday I left it home thinking we were going to the MOMS Club Members meeting and then on to the Dollar store. Really, what could be photo-worthy in that stretch? Not much, I thought, so home it stayed.

I wish it hadn't. Because we saw the oddest thing, and something the kids are sure to talk about for a while. And it happened completely by chance. We went to the Dollar Tree looking for the phonics tiles mentioned here. They didn't have them, but we picked up a 2 pack of gliders--made of plastic with weighted noses and a rubberband launcher--which Kiddo and Kutey have been thoroughly enjoying. When we left we noticed a crane had gone up in the parking lot next door. We put our stuff in the car and walked to the Goodwill store. I was looking for a history book I should have picked up on Saturday when I was there, it was gone, but I found myself 2 new fleece shirts for $3, so all was not lost. When we got back to the car, we noticed that now there was a refrigerator in the bucket suspended from the crane. What on earth?

We got in the car and went a little closer, to get a better view. I parked the car, the kids moved to the front seat with me, and we watched as they proceeded to drop that refrigerator and 3 more from at least 30 feet in the air. I wish I could have taken a picture! They were filming a commercial, I assume. There was a local company that does commercials there with cameras. They were positioned in front of a local appliance outlet, and we saw their usual spokesperson (I think he is the owner). The filming was behind a truck from where we were sitting, and I don't think the kids cared. It was just fun to watch them drop refrigerators!

1 comment:

jugglingpaynes said...

I always forget my camera, but I've never seen a sight like yours! Funny!

Peace and Laughter,