Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tall Order

I have a tiny pair of Giacometti sculpture reproductions that I bought years ago in Florence. I noticed them standing on my bookshelf, as if to remind me that I’ve got tall people coming to visit. Having tall people over presents a whole variety of planning problems. I’ve got my work cut out for me.

I have to get up on a stepladder and clean surfaces I haven’t seen in a very long time. While I’m up there I’ll have a look around and think, hmm…so this is what the world looks like if you are one of those tall people.


I have to dust the books and pictures on the top shelves, because there are people who are actually tall enough to reach out and grab one for closer inspection. Oh, how I look forward to dusting. Especially the top shelves. This is what I get for never cleaning anything that’s not in my line of vision.


I’ll have to reposition the hanging plants so the tall people won’t conk their too-high foreheads on them. I’ll need to push back all the furniture in my tiny living room. Otherwise they wont be able to sit down without bumping their tree trunks on the coffee table. I wouldn’t want them to go knocking knick-knacks onto the cheese and cracker plate, now would I?


I’m not ungrateful, really I’m not. I’m not jealous, either. Okay, I’m a little bit jealous. I have to hem all my pants, and I enjoy hemming almost as much as I enjoy dusting. But I’m thrilled they are coming. Here’s a teensy weensy rhyme to express my appreciation:


I love my tall people, really I do,
My house just wasn’t designed for you.


Now I’m off to the drugstore to buy hair color. If I have tall people coming, I’m going to have to touch up my roots.

11 comments:

Suzie said...

These sound like some mighty mighty tall people

PJ Hoover said...

I need hair color, too!

Your post cracks me up. Have fun dusting and have a great holiday!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Ah, that reminds me to get after the top of my refrigerator...

I tagged you.

adrienne said...

Suzie - Nah, I'm just a really really reluctant housekeeper.

PJ - Hope the turkey...and your hair turn out just right!

Green Girl - That's exactly what I was doing just before I typed that.
Thanks for the tag!

sruble said...

How tall are these people? Hope the visit goes well and you have a happy Thanksgiving and perfectly dyed hair!

Rena said...

LOL! What a funny post. Good idea on touching up the roots. You know how tall people look down on the top of your head and all ...

Okay, now I'm curious. How tall are you Adrienne? I'm 5'8". Do I qualify as tall?

Very cool statues, btw!

Kim Kasch said...

This is sooo funny because my husband is 6'4" and my sons are 6'4" to 6'5". Last night my husband dusted off the top shelf of a bookcase and I was like, "What are you doing?" He said, "It's filthy up here. You're just too short to see it."

He's right.

My husband's brothers are taller than him - maybe he didn't want them to think our house is a pigsty.

Oink-oink ;-)

adrienne said...

Sruble - Tall enough to see my perfectly dyed roots :)

Rena - Oh, sigh...I could almost reach your height with heels on!
I'm 5'4" - I guess that's pretty average, but of course I always wanted to be taller...

Kim - So you understand my problem! How lucky your husband can point these things out for you ;)

LW said...

Your too funny, enjoy your day and

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving…


Louise

Carrie Harris said...

You know what's funny? Last night I had a dream that my uncle was coming over for Thanksgiving and I had to hang the chandelier higher.

Hope you have a good holiday!

adrienne said...

Louise - Thanks!

Carrie - That is funny! I've been having a lot of those weird coincidences lately...