Sunday, March 8, 2009

Open Letter to the Creature in my Dryer

Dear Creature in my Dryer,

Why, oh why did you have to bless us with your presence today of all days?  We were already running late after losing an hour of sleep because of daylight savings.  And, we had volunteered to work in the nursery during the early service at 8:15! 

And did you find it really necessary to scare our daughter half to death?  She thought there was an animal in her closet and was screaming for us to help her!  We finally figured out the noise was coming from the laundry room and realized that you had somehow found your way through our exhaust vent and into the dryer. 

You are probably wondering why I didn’t open the dryer door and let you out.  Frankly, I was scared.  I had visions of that squirrel from Christmas Vacation jumping on me when I opened the door.  And, I didn’t even know what kind of creature you were!  Did I really want to spend the morning in the ER getting a rabies shot?

Actually, you’re pretty lucky that I didn’t turn on the dryer.  After much contemplation, I decided to just leave you alone and hope that you would find your way back outside.  It sure was pathetic to hear you scrambling around inside, though. 

Much to our relief, you had found your way out by the time we got home from church.  The clothes that were in the dryer need to be re-washed, however.  And now I can’t get the image out of my head of a creature rummaging around in my clean pajamas.  Ewww. 

I guess this situation has forced us to put a grate over our vent hole.  I’m sorry, but you are just not welcomed in our house.  Or in my dryer. 


Mrs. J


Anonymous said...

ack! i would have lost it. yuck! hopefully the grate will take care of the problem :)

Coryelle said...

Mrs. J, will you kindly write a letter to the creature in our attic?
Mrs. Kaiser-Higdon