Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Eris: Frontier Woman

Last night as I left school I walked on the sidewalk in the dark (apparently, in an effort to "Be Green" the U has decided that lighting along the sidewalks is unnecessary) I chatted with Mr. Eris on the phone. I was concentrating on the ground, hoping to not slip on some ice. I looked up.

Three deer were standing on the sidewalk in front of me. They were staring at me. I stopped and asked, "What do I do here? I know they can't rip out my jugular, but they don't appear to be scared of me...."

As Mr. Eris told me to "just keep walking, they'll move." I noticed two more deer just off the sidewalk, coming toward the three already in front of me, all of them looking at me.

I froze. "Um, now there are five and I don't think I can take them in a fight." Mr. Eris mocked. I took a couple of steps backward and noticed that there were three more deer just off the other side of the walk.

For those of you doing the math, that's EIGHT DEER confronting me on sidewalk. What are they, in a gang? Am I about to be jumped in?

I turned around and took the long way to the TRAX station. They made me miss my train.

4 comments:

Athena said...

I really needed that comic relief. I don't think you were going to be jumped in, usually that's only if you want to be part of the gang and they beat you up as initiation.

You should have growled and thrown four letter words.

Numismatist Facts said...

I supposed now I will have to be appropriately worried about you being attacked by wildlife on your way home from school.

Come on, the poor things are hungry! Throw some apples in your backpack and feed them. You will now have eight furry friends for life. Of course, tomorrow there will be sixteen waiting for you!

Muriel said...

I wish I could have seen your face. No, wait, I can see your face. Wish I could have been there.

P.S. No post on Super Tuesday?

cuz2u said...

I'd only be worried if they were in heat. Then run super fast!!!!