Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hark hear the bells! So many bells! What's with the bells? Too many bells!


'Tis the season for saying 'tis. 'Tis also the season for bell-ringers at every store. I was thinking about them today. Thinking about them for a long time. Thinking about how they ring that bell allllllll day. Ding a ding a ling a ding ding ding ding. Does it give them a headache? Do they hate bells after they are done? Or more likely, are they eventually able to tune them out and hear less of that ongoing bell? Do they hear bells when someone else is ringing them? Can they go somewhere else in their brains and think about other things and not hear the bell at all? "It seems almost impossible," I thought to myself. At the same moment that I thought that, I became aware that the room was silent, signaling that Camryn was finished telling me another one of her dreams in excruciating detail. "Wow, Cams. That's really weird," I said - even though I hadn't heard a single word.

11 comments:

MarySue said...

I absolutely adore the S.A. bell ringers. I make sure I carry dollar bills just for them and give them to my grands to deposit along with a little "talk" about how blessed we are and sharing. Okay, this was too long. And, SHAME OF TARGET for not allowing them at their store. Grinchies.

karen said...

lol! that's what I say to my kids when i'm on the computer. yeah...nice story....hmmm?

Gillian said...

It's probably like the train horn that blows all night by my house that used to drive me crazy (that my realtor forgot to mention). I guess she knew I'd stop "hearing" it after about 6 or 7 agonizing sleepless nights.
It's just like that---except that my realtor got some money out of the deal while the S.A. people just get blessings. And I get a numbness to train horns. Everyone wins.

Side note: thanks for your comment--it means a lot.

Melanie said...

A ha ha ha ha. You should write books of cleverness about clever things that clever people and people who want to be clever alike will all want to read.

Anonymous said...

You are such a ding-a-ling!
Lisa B.

Natalie said...

Welcome to my world of Crayton. He is my "bell". Ryan sometimes reminds me "Natalie, he is still talking to you."

JeffreyG said...

You think too much. I like to simply go blank.

Amy Cima said...

Oh Shoot. I thought this was going to be a post about the Sweeney sisters. Best SNL skit ever!

Anonymous said...

Okay SCROOGE!

Annette

shel7by said...

I love the bell ringers and almost always donate. it wouldn't be christmas without them. i was more talking about camryn's long, long dreams.

Christy said...

It's good to know that my girls are not the only fans of the "run-on sentence". :)