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Oct. 17th, 2008

12:38 pm - Why you should never forbid pie

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Hoo boy.

Yesterday, Mom and I went to an investment advisor or broker or whatever he is, who has an office down in Pearland. After a boring (to me, anyway) hour and a half spent in his office talking about stocks, bonds, CDs and whatnot, we decided to go to a place down the street called the Busy Bee, which Mom knows about and says they have really good pie.

Unfortunately, when we were only a couple of blocks away from it, there was a big traffic jam. As we crept forward, I could see why: just beyond the traffic light, there was a police car sitting with lights flashing, blocking the right lane, and letting cars through one at a time. As we got closer, I guess whatever the situation was must have changed, because the police car pulled to the left and blocked both lanes, and wouldn't let anyone by. And they were between us and pie.

Two police officers were waving everybody onto the cross street. As we turned right onto the cross street, I looked but couldn't see what the roadblock was for. An accident? A downed power line? A crime scene? Had it suddenly become illegal to eat pie? I couldn't tell. I saw a crane sitting on the other side of the street further up ahead, with its arm out near the power poles, but I couldn't tell what it was doing, whether it had any connection to whatever the incident was, or whether it had pie.

So we drove down the side street a block or so, turned around and headed back the way we came, giving up on the idea of getting pie.

Back in Houston as we were heading home, Mom's pie-deprived mind got a little distracted and almost went through a red light. We screeched to a halt. Then we got hit from behind! We both pulled off onto the cross street (all these cross streets are making me cross!), examined the damage and exchanged information. The guy's Honda didn't do much damage to our minivan; just a few scratches and some paint. The front end of his car had some definite denting and cracking, and his front license plate had come off. Fortunately nobody was hurt.

But this never would have happened if we'd been allowed to have pie!

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From:doodlesthegreat
Date:October 17th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
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I liek pie.
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From:shockwave77598
Date:October 17th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you guys are okay.
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From:penh
Date:October 17th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
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Once again, the vital importance of open pie access is demonstrated. When will we ever learn?
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From:nefaria
Date:October 17th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
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notasquirrel has been trying to turn me into skull pie lately (he blames me for Feloni for some reason). If he succeeds, I'll let you know so you can have a slice.
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From:babsbunny
Date:October 17th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
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*Shine Bright hovers by*
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From:nefaria
Date:October 18th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
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I'm always outnumbered, and everyone's out to get me... **whimpers**

OK, I'll save a slice for you too. But don't tell anyone else!

Edited at 2008-10-18 02:09 am (UTC)
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From:babsbunny
Date:October 17th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
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You should have gone home and ate crackers!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:October 17th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
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But but but... malted miiilk baaalls!

I mean piiiiiie!
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From:wbwolf
Date:October 17th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)

Pie! We made pies!

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Because pie is yummy and delicious and it's all mine...
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From:wildfox34
Date:October 17th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
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The pie shall never be denied!
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From:deckardcanine
Date:October 17th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
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I think I know what the police have against pie. Watch some old screen comedies. Victims of thrown pies were disproportionately cops.

Now, if the police block people off from donuts, then they're really being selfish.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:October 17th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
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Heck, if we'd wanted doughnuts, we could have just gone to Shipley's near our house!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:October 17th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Heehee yaay! Thanks for linking that!
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From:akktri
Date:January 7th, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)

Why does it happen??

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That reminds me of that Weird Al song where he sees his friend lying dead in a fifty car pile up and says "there's five bucks I'll never see again" and "why does this always happen to me?"
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