Archive for Saturday, October 27, 2012

Letter: A masterpiece?

October 27, 2012


To the editor:

It arrived!

My city-mandated piece of yard art was delivered yesterday. Now I must decide how to properly display such a masterpiece.

Do I travel to the local nursery and spend close to $100 for shrubbery, take the shrubs home and instruct my significant other on how to properly plant then?

Or do I travel to the big box store on 31st Street, buy some 4-by-4 posts, the necessary concrete and a panel or two of white plastic lattice (possibly made in China) and return home to instruct my significant other on how to properly dig postholes and pour concrete!

Or, my third option might be to set this work of art in full view at the head of my drive so all the passersby might be able to enjoy such magnificence!


Matthew Herbert 5 years, 7 months ago

Being your "significant other" sounds awful. Not only do you force him or her to do everything YOU want done, but then for added humiliation you "instruct" them how to do it. I'd leave you, and your new art work behind!

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 7 months ago

I think it was meant to be a humorous piece and it was, I thought it was funny.
Did you think of painting it and stringing Christmas lights on it? This would take minimal instruction for the spouse but you would need a long extension cord from the house to the artwork.
If everyone in the neighborhood did that, now that would be pretty!

Terry Sexton 5 years, 7 months ago

I'm lookin' for some of these that are rated for outdoors. Haven't found any yet.

Melissa Isaacs 5 years, 7 months ago

Um...don't you already have trash cans? What did you used to do to protect humanity from the sight of your trash containers?

bearded_gnome 5 years, 7 months ago

oh, just chuck it!


hey, grow some pot plants to hide it.

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