Heres Your Sign

Essay by atigg929College, UndergraduateA+, January 2008

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This is a remembering events essay reflecting back on an experience that effected my life and made me wonder about Bill Engvalls routine. I just hate stupid people. They should have to wear signs that just say I'm stupid. That way you wouldn't rely on them, would you? You wouldn't ask them anything. It would be like, "Excuse me...oops, never mind" "I didn't see your sign." ( - Bill Engvall)Bill really sums it all up in his comedy routine. One thing that is not mentioned in his routine is how human stupidity can cause traumatic ripples in others lives.

Through that weekend, I remained focused in the here and now, real time. Upon arriving home, I began the process of absorbing those past few days and the events that transpired. When Annette asked me to go to Live Oak, Florida to help her with getting her dogs appraised, I accepted; even though my feathers were ruffled when she told me that I would have to pay half of the expenses, mainly gas.

I thought helping her meant-‘technically working for her.’ She drives a four-wheel drive Dodge truck. Can we say ‘gas hog’?I never said anything to her about my feelings because I was looking forward to sometime away from Devin and time to play as if I was not a mother. The next few days were definitely not, what I expected.

Annette breeds a rare breed called, South African Boerboel. In order to register the pups with the SABBA, South African Boerboel Breeder Association, her dam and sire both need appraised. A huge benefit to having these appraisals done is that the higher the score, the better quality of the pups; which helps to improve the preservation of the Boerboel breed.

As the morning gradually faded away, we prepared...