Monday

WARNING: Here We Come

The other day I needed to go by the bank and deposit a check.Harmless errand with toddler in tow, right?

Hehe (insert fake laugh here).

When I pulled into the parking lot, 420 other people had the same idea. 

So, I decided to outsmart everyone and do my banking at the ATM machine. I pulled up and reached for the deposit envelopes. There weren't any.

In my frustration, I pulled away slowly, leaving my ATM card in the machine. 

I think a normal person at this point would have stopped their car, gotten out and retrieved said card. At least that's what my hubby said a normal person would do.

But I backed up into the narrow ATM aisle since no one was in line behind me.
Now, I won't go into my backing issues. But lets just say I am not a good backer-upper.

On hearing a crunching noise (and I'm pretty sure laughter), I didn't look back. I found a place to park and wasted the next 30 minutes begging for a new card.

And that's when I made a monumental decision.

You know, considering our reputation as THAT family. I've been feeling sorry for our local Emergency Room, eating establishments (add bank to the list) and the overall general population. 

I've decided to let people know we're coming...It only seems fair. 

I just consider it a warning. And this is what I'll be wearing when I go pick up my replacement ATM card this week:




I know many of you are related to me. We're like family. And that's why I'm sharing. You can warn people too. But my shirt is occupied. You'll have to get your own.

And if you are bold enough to wear one, all profits go to
The Persecuted Church.

Once I got home, I noticed the fender of my car. 


Oops.

Do y'all think the glue gun can handle this?


39 comments:

Carolina Mama said...

Oh bummer - I do not like the whole bumper thing either. However, the shirt is cute.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

Ha ha, I love your shirt! And I'm sure the people who work at the bank & ER will as well!!

Dawn said...

It doesn't look that bad.......

P.S. He loves you... said...

...well hummm.....you should order that shirt.
LOL!

Valarie said...

Oh yeah! A little glue gun, or some gorilla glue, then buff out the black mark's and it will be good as new. :)

Kisha said...

I think I just found my THAT family moment.

Crayl said...

Does the body come with the shirt? If yes, then I want 7, one for each day...:)

Rena Gunther said...

And now I feel less alone in the bad-backer-upper issues. My bumper looked something like that several months back when a giant poll at Walgreens bumped into me! HUGE GRIN....

LOVE the t-shirt idea!

Nancy M. said...

Girl, I feel for you! My poor van has the most scrapes and bruises from me trying to back up. I love the shirt!

Dawn said...

Been there, done that... at the BANK, too.

No, glue gun won't work in this instance... but Gorilla Glue will. Yah... been there, done that, too. Seriously.

Blessings!

The Source said...

Glue gun, no. Duct tape, yes. Now your bumper looks like mine. It never fails, every car I've owned has had a scratch & dent rear end. Even if I bought it brand new.

Peoples Family said...

Maybe you should design a THAT family bumper sticker too. It's only fair to warn those who can't see your shirt when you're in reverse! ;)

Suzie said...

Thank so much for your kind thoughts during little B's illness it was much appreciated.He's at school today and doing great.- Cool shirt I love it

Patois said...

Maybe not the glue gun. How about some White-Out?

Buncha Blue-Eyed Monkeys said...

Round these parts, that's a duct tape jobby. The shirts are great, and the bumper stickers sound like a good idea, too...then the people behind you in the ATM lines will understand next time. hehe

just another day in paradise said...

LOL My husband just bought a new truck. A great BIG truck. He was finishing up in the store, I had packed the kids in the truck, and we were going to pull around and get him. . .I hit a shopping cart! It was in front of his truck, and I could not see it. (I have driven the truck without incident, but you can be sure, this is what he'll remember.) Thanks for one more day of funny!

Rachel

Heather said...

I must not be a normal person either, because I have backed our van up to get my atm card out of the machine and hit something too. O-well!

Genny said...

Cute shirt, and, as always, cute post. I always get a smile or laugh over here--thanks!

By the way, I'm launching "My One Month" today and would love for you to check it out if you have time...:)

LifeatTheCircus said...

OK I would totally wear that shirt when I take my circus act to the grocery store, vet, doctors office...anytime I LEAVE my house.

THIS post is one more reason why we do all of our baking online... no backing up needed. :-)

Jennifer A. said...

Ouch on the bumper, I think it needs a product from an infomercia.
I love the shirt and have to get one when I get paid Friday. I'm going to Disney in April, perfect thing to wear.

Lisa J said...

Hey just look at Target for some cheap touch up paint and all will be good!!! You can do it!!!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Cute shirt!! The people will appreciate the warning - you better get one for each of you.

Can't you just paint a pretty stencil on that spot on the fender?? Or hot glue some fall decorations? Actually, what if you got stick-on words (which you like!) and put the words "I meant to do that." above it with an arrow pointing to it?

Colleen said...

Ha ha ha...sorry, hon. I laugh cuz I've been there, and *this* time it isn't me! ;-)

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Love the shirt... The trip to the ATM machine sounds familiar...

D... said...

Love the shirt! I'm not a good backer-upper either. Sorry about the fender. :(

Happy Mommy said...

I love the shirt! I want the shirt! And maybe just maybe a hot glue gun will help...

steffj89 said...

Very often I comment that we are our very own traveling three ring circus. I am ok on the backing up but for some reason I swear my van is 14 feet wider than my blazer was....
ugggghhhh
steff

CanCan said...

If you moved to Laos, this problem would be solved. Every time I start to back up and I wonder if I might be close to hitting something, 3-5 strange men pop out of no where and start directing me. It is kind of stressful, but I figure if I hit something in that situation, it is THEIR fault.

Tiff said...

Don't feel bad. Yesterday I was pulling off the road at my daughters bus stop when i scraped the side of my car and windows with the stop sign.

Gr8fl1 said...

Yeah, I think duct tape (always thought it was duck tape until I married a handy man...!). Or you could try a safety pin ... mmmm, guess not...

But the duct tape would be attractive -- you could go with one of the new retro colors ... hot pink, maybe...

Alexia said...

That shirt is fantastic! LOL You're backing up skills sound like mine :)

Becoming Me said...

Funny story...not so funny in reality though...love the shirt...hmmm, I may just get one of those

Domestic Accident said...

I call that Shabby Chic for the minivan.

Jenn said...

Cute shirt! Your backing up abilities must parallel mine!

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

Oooh, that's fantastic! Kinda like Bill Engvall, Here's Your Sign. Trust me, I'll be wearing one of these shirts soon. Lord knows the general public should be informed, LOL, that way they won't be caught unaware. Sorry about your vehicle! My mom tried to back up once like that and managed to rip off half her bumper. Hard to explain, I'll just leave it at she's very talented. :o)
Blessings, Whitney

Solei said...

ok, I am seriously loving your blog!

You are definitely being added to my blogroll!
=0D

Christine @ Serenity How? said...

From one terrible backer-upper to another let me tell you to back away from the glue gun. It won't help.

White Out's looking pretty hopeful though...

(((HUGS)))

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Sorry about the ATM card and the fender. My FIL would tell you to use Ducktape. It is the beat all end all fixer upper. Unfortunately, they don't make it in white. Only that UGLY silvery gray color. If you truely are THAT family. You probably already knew about the ducktape fix. We're THAT family too. Wink
I've gotta get me one of those shirts.

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