Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Old, White Carpet

Written: Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Old, White Carpet by Christopher M. Bohan

The new, white carpet never stood a chance against the four year old’s birthday party.

It all started when the flash thunderstorm sent the throng of screaming four year olds with muddied sneakers into the living room just after they had been handed their cups of pro-biotic, high in antioxidants, calcium fortified, high in Omega 3 grape juice. Safe inside and sipping their juice, the screaming from the four year olds started to subside.

Just then Cheeks the Clown, having just suffered a massive heart attack as he was pulling up his pants, fell from the bathroom with his pants around his ankles and a large shoe in each hand. This sent the children into hysterics and small cups of grape juice into the air. There was absolutely zero crescendo as the screaming went from a low whimper to an ear-piercing shrill in a nanosecond. One of the champagne glasses in the hutch suffered a hairline crack.

Stanley Steamer was able to remove almost all traces of mud from the carpet as well as the white pancake make-up from where Cheeks had landed. But, the grape juice? The grape juice stain - on the now old, white carpet - will serve as a constant reminder to hold the next party at a rental facility.

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