Hey, Pull My Chain

Friday, April 20, 2012

It was not a chance meeting, I mean after all, the sun was out and you expect to see someone you know enjoying the weather. This however was not what I had in mind nor need at this point in my life.

I had noticed him the moment I opened the door but intentionally avoided eye contact to get the patio. Apparently that did not work and his pick-up line?

”Hey, want to pull my chain?” 70’s flash back moments filled my mind as I was sure my mouth dropped to the floor.  Which is my feeble nod “no” had no impact on him.  “Come on pull my chain and we will blow this world away.” The first time caught me off guard, the second time just irritated me and I had to come back with something.

”Okay, let’s go out back and I will most definitely pull your chain, I hope you ate your Wheaties.” The little devil within had risen and now was in control of my every action as we made our way out back.

Face to face we stood, squaring off like two prize fighters waiting for the other to move first, just staring at each other. I heard my devil speak, “Go ahead, toast this guy.”

I moved in to begin the teasing and exploring with my hand. “What are you doing, I just want my chain pulled,” he sounded a little desperate. “Well, if you don’t prime the pump you won’t draw water.” My little devil was having a field day.

”I just want my chain pulled, are you woman enough for that?” My mind went red and so did my vision, “Woman enough!” As I looked to my little devil he was giving me 2 fists pumps up and with all my might I reached, grabbed and pulled his chain. Know what happen?

Nothing, not a dog gone thing, a dud. I got so mad I just kept pulling the thing and finally came to the conclusion his chain was not attached to his motor. I wore myself out before I came to that conclusion.

If on a sunny day you hear that 70’s pick up line from over your shoulder remember this warning. Oh and his name is “Leaf Blower,” don’t be fooled he is not European.



Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

I was wondering where that was going!
Some days his name is Lawn Mower as well.

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 AM  
T. Powell Coltrin said, 

Haaaaaaaaa. I get it, I think. :)


April 20, 2012 at 8:59 AM  
Karen Lange said, 

That's outdoor power equipment for ya, always messing with your head.

Have a great weekend! :)

Take care,

April 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM  
Tracy said, 

hah, that was funny Jules...

April 20, 2012 at 2:29 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

LOL Awesome, Jules!! So needed the laugh tonight. Thank you my friend.. Thank you!! :-)

April 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 
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April 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM  
Ella said, 

I am glad it wasn't a weed wacker ;D
You are back! Yah!!! So surprised to see you on my blog and so happy!
YOU are so fun, lol
Welcome back~

April 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM  

Glad everything starts with an on/off button these days.

April 21, 2012 at 7:16 AM  
DL Hammons said, 

A sly one, that's what you are! :)

April 21, 2012 at 9:38 AM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

You had me going there. I was thinking, what kind of post is this????????? : )

April 23, 2012 at 9:05 AM  
The Blogger Formerly Known As said, 

Oh, I’ve heard worse chat-up lines . . . Just plug me in, babe

It’s wonderful to see you back here again, Jules, it really is.

April 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM  
Susan Flett Swiderski said, 

Oh, aren't you a little stinker? Loved it. Very funny, and after all, it's not YOUR fault my mind was in the gutter.

April 24, 2012 at 2:38 PM  
Jayne said, 

Ha! Jules... back in good form! I don't touch the leaves. The leaves blow away somewhere, somehow--but definitely no chain pulling. ;)

April 24, 2012 at 3:01 PM  
Tammy said, 

At first I thought you were going to say he farted. Then I remembered that's pulling a finger. I have that conversation with my lawnmower all the time, but we're both much meaner. And sometimes he gives me the silent treatment.

April 25, 2012 at 4:00 PM  
Li said, 

LOL! i thought it was going to be a dog on the end of a leash. I got so frustrated at the mower a few years ago that I yanked the pull cord out completely. That showed it who was boss. Then I got the repair bill, and I realized who was really in charge. The mower is now treated in a princely fashion. :-)

April 27, 2012 at 7:17 PM  
Manzanita said, 

Sorry to be so late but I was nursing this no-turn neck.
I know what you mean. My grass is 6 or 7 inches tall and I still haven't tried to start my lawn mower, which never does start (by me) on the first mowing of the season. I have to snag a strong-arm guy to give it that first pull.

April 28, 2012 at 2:47 PM  
Paula said, 

Jules, sorry I havent been around lately. My recovery blog is still set private as he is visiting there regularly. And my laptop is broken. Glad to find you writing again. Yepp, truly glad and even more though as this appliance is question is NOT European. LOL

April 29, 2012 at 5:25 PM  
Mary@GigglesandGuns said, 

Leaf Blower is now in someone else's hand. I no longer suffer his audacity.

May 22, 2012 at 1:07 PM  
D.J. Kirkby said, 

It's my first visit here and I was wondering if I had made a horrible mistake. I am glad I read all the way through to the end though! Very entertaining and a nice twist at the end.

May 26, 2012 at 1:23 AM  
Unknown said, 

I miss your wit, young lady. I hope that your absence means that you are out living life to its fullest.

June 17, 2012 at 7:26 PM  
Jeremy Bates said, 

Hey, it even makes sense if you read it from the end to the beginning.

October 8, 2012 at 5:25 AM  

It is a lawn mower isn't it?

January 16, 2013 at 10:22 AM  
Gail said, 

I'm not sure any chain pulling would work around here.

January 20, 2013 at 11:12 AM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

Just stopping by to say hi. Hi!

March 22, 2013 at 2:14 PM  
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