Friday, June 12, 2009

honey bucket

do you ever think about doing something funny, and then you do, and it flops...and then you realize it went over a lot better in your head?

a few weeks ago we were driving around in mapleton showing houses to my in-laws. we had just been out to eat and i had one too many glasses of water. if you know mapleton, you know there are not an abundance of public restrooms around. so when we saw a honey bucket (port-o-potty), i begged jayson to pull over.

i was in there, doing my business when i heard jayson moving the car. i couldn't figure out what he was doing until i heard the truck bump the door of the honey bucket.

jayson thought it would be a real laugh if he bumped the door of the honey bucket a bit to give me a scare. so he did, and everyone in the car got a good laugh, until...he realized he was stuck.

the honey bucket was sitting right over the curb. once jayson got over the curb, he realized there was a large drop off which he couldn't see. once over this drop, he couldn't get the truck to move. so the truck was pinned up against the honey bucket. and i was stuck inside.

several attempts later, the truck was still stuck and i was really really anxious to get out of the honey bucket. (GET ME OUT!!!) jayson thankfully decided that the number one priority was to get me OUT of the honey bucket. somehow we pried the door open just enough for me to get a leg out. but i didn't think i was actually going to fit through.


prying, squeezing, sucking in, please get me out of here!



i can't remember if i was still laughing at this point. it was pretty funny, but it would have been even funnier if someone else (not me) was stuck inside. while i wasn't sure it was funny, everyone in the car thought it was funny enough to take pictures. and truthfully the story gets funnier everytime i tell it. really, who gets stuck in a honey bucket?

13 comments:

Brandi,Dan & Lukas said...

Oh my gosh Heidi I don't think I would have laughed like you I probably would have been so mad at Dan he would have been on the couch. Your a nice wife. HA HA. It is just one of those stories that you will laugh about for a while though after the fact. Sort of like when your kid yells out his pee pee hurts in church on ward conference while we are in the front row (Yes this was my child. If you ever have a boy you will understand more) I didn't think it was funny then but I sort of do now.

Sarah Johnson said...

oh my freakin goodness!!! that is the funniest dang thing i've heard all week, no month,.... hahahahaha. heidi, a classic that will go down in the books FOREVA! so glad your peeps in the car were smart enough to bust out the camera. for posterity!

darcie said...

Too funny! I'm impressed with your patience because I'm not sure that I would have been laughing! Love that you have pictures for posterity!

P.S. I think I love the exclamation point a wee bit much!

Shelly said...

I laughed and laughed and laughed! Thanks for sharing your story. This is one that will be passed down in your family history!

janae said...

Well, my whole family just got a kick out of the story! So funny! I'm glad they took pictures, too. It so adds to the story!

So along those lines, Sam's mom and brother did the Ragnar Relay in Phoenix a couple months ago, and during one leg of the race, one of their runners decided to use one of the port-a-potties. Well, while he was inside it the company came and picked it up, placing it face in with a bunch of other port-a-potties. He screamed and banged and yelled, but they didn't hear a thing. Apparently he ended up being inside for like three hours. SO GROSS!

Jamie Meacham said...

Heidi
this made me laugh so hard. Don't you love it! You guys are so funny. thanks for sharing! love ya

Harmony said...

That was an AWESOME story! Wow.

Sharon said...

That is awesome. So glad to see you could laugh your way through it instead of bickering about something that couldn't be changed. That will be a classic story in your family for generations I am sure!!!

Denise Robertson said...

Crack me up! This was the best thing I read all day.

The Livingstones said...

ugh - it is one of my worst nightmares to have one of those fall over when I'm in it. let's just be glad the truck didn't knock it over! still - a funny joke - for the first 5 minutes!

Alison said...

Funniest thing I've seen all week. Jayson owes you big time! But thanks for the laugh Heidi - maybe next time drive to the end of Main Street and use my parent's bathroom...

austinamasandra said...

That's hilarious...why do these things happen to you all the time!? :)

That Girl said...

I have now read this three times in two days. And I'm still laughing.