Thursday, August 21, 2008

Confessions of a Recluse

When I was a kid, I was scared of the garbage truck. When it would pull up to the curb with it's big, blue, can-grabbing claws, I would hide below the front room window. Also as a kid, I would take 'time off' from my friends (but not much). I even grounded myself once for staying up after my bedtime to watch Dave Matthews on Letterman.
It will comfort you to know that I am still wierd.
I was talking to a friend the other day, and I confessed to him that when I'm home alone and someone comes to the door, I avoid any windows, lock myself in the bathroom and wait until the dog stops sniffing at the front door before I come out. When the phone rings, I wave my hands at Brian and mouth the words I-AM-NOT-HERE.
So, if you call, and I don't answer, or if you drop by unannounced and I don't come to the door, I'm probably just locked in the bathroom.
But don't feel bad. It's not you. It's me.


Kimba said...

I almost NEVER answer my door. Haven't since I've been married. I think because I don't feel established enough to have anyone I know (read: wardies) come to my home. So whoever it is ringing the doorbell can't be anyone I want to see. It never is. It's a woman selling strawberries, or a Qwest agent trying to get me to switch, or some teenager trying to get me to buy a subscription to a magazine so he can go on a trip to Hawaii.

Also? I remember when you grounded yourself. I was amazed. Also, a little jealous. As the oldest of three, (at the time) days on end in my house alone (for a large chunk of the day) sounded so foreign and fun.

Jack & Lindsay Chang said...

Abby, you are not weird. Rather, you are Abby. Jack has come up with phrases like, "That is such a Lindsay thing to do" or "Only Lindsay would say that." It makes more sense and sounds a lot better than "weird".
I love your blog!

tom, lisa, jack, and lucy said...

this is hilarious.. i totally do the same thing! i'm so glad there are others out there hiding behind closed doors, just hoping that whoever the uninvited visitor is will just GO AWAY! thanks for the laugh! :)