Friday, January 29, 2010

In general, I like to avoid awkward situations whenever possible. Maybe it's just me, but I just don't like them.

Wednesday I got a call from the lady I house/dog sit for. Her next door neighbor had passed away and the family wanted someone to sit with the dog/the house while everyone was at the funeral. I said I could do it, no problem, although I wouldn't get home from work early enough so I said I could send Jeremy over until I could get there. Jeremy got there right after everyone left and I arrived about an hour later. He had choir practice in the evening so then it was just me and the dogs. We were told the family would return at about 10pm. Jeremy took my car to choir and left his motorcycle. He was to get home around 8:50ish. At about 8:40 people some people returned. I didn't know them, they didn't know me. And they didn't know that I didn't know the people whose house it was and that I had no idea what was going on. Plus, I couldn't leave since Jeremy wasn't back yet. Luckily he returned about 1 minute after they did. We started packing up all our stuff and more and more people kept returning. It was pretty awkward, especially since we really didn't know anyone at all. There were all these people around, dressed up, and then us - in jeans and carrying backpacks trying to get out of there.

Moral of the story, watching a dead stranger's house and dogs has the potential to be very awkward.

On a positive note, I did get to eat a lot of cashews while there. I love cashews.


Chris said...

Or to make it really awkward.

"So the person who owned this house is dead... This is a nice house, what are you planning to do with it? Give me a call if you want to get it off your hands! Oh... and sorry for you loss."

Allie said...

at least you weren't stuck there for like an hour waiting for Jeremy to get back. That could have been really awkward.

Erin said...

how nuts is the dog that they can't leave it alone for part of a day? super wimpy bladder or something?

Golda said...

It was more that they wanted someone to just be in the house, I think. Apparently thieves know when families are at funerals by reading the obituaries.

Melissa said...

I have heard about houses being robbed during funerals so I knew right away that was probably why you were there. Good thinking on their part! Sad that robbers would do something like that at such a hard time for the family.

I LOVE cashews too!