Sunday, March 15, 2009

Boys Will Be Boys

Yep! They never change. Tonight after a day of grocery shopping with my husband and taking our every other day turn of helping my in-laws with health related issues, I realized something. My husband and his three brothers are stuck in a time warp.

A little background first. In this family of four boys Mike is the eldest and the "responsible one", Dave is the laid back one, Gary was always the one who liked to stir up things a bit and Tony the baby who would hit and run. Because Gary was one prone to cause a little trouble their parents usually knew where to turn when a blame was to be placed. Well old habits die hard.

Last weekend the boys were all together and decided to take a little trip to the local Cash and Carry which is a wholesale restaurant supply store. Of course it is a dream for these guys who love places like Costco where bigger is better. It is a place where the only way to get out of there is to walk staggering under the weight of a thirty pound roast or a fifty pound bag of onions.  

While walking around mooning over all the "large" items they found themselves in the freezer. Mike and Gary soon became too cold to stay in there and left Dave and Tony. Mike closed the door and held it closed when the other two tried to come out. Because they didn't know right away that the door was not locked, Tony became a little anxious and began to look for any other ways out. Of course Mike let them out and they were fine (except for the frozen fingers left stuck to the door) until they went home to their parents house and told mom. 

What I found really hilarious about this is first, that they had to go tell mom. Second, that the first conclusion their mom had was that Gary was the one who locked them in. Even she remains locked in that time warp.

Oh and how old are these goobers? All in their fifties. Gah!

12 comments:

Flea said...

I'm sure Mike's enjoying getting even with Gary. Mwahahaha!

Gayle said...

Men never grow up.

Kristi said...

Poor Davie - he never does anything wrong!!!! Does that sound familiar sis? Actually, I do feel kind of sorry for him. Visions of human popsicles aren't all that exciting.

Mental P Mama said...

That is just too funny for words.

Carolynn said...

I think the funniest thing about that story, like you've said, is that they had to run to Mom!

Jennifer said...

That's so funny, especially telling mom. I can't help but to picture what the other customers in the store that saw this whole ordeal were thinking. I bet they got a good laugh! That's great that they still cut up and have fun like boys.

Twisted Fencepost said...

That SO sounds like something that would happen around here.
I like it that they still have fun with eachother.
Men never grow up and I wouldn't have them any other way. They keep things interesting.

tipper said...

What fun they must have-I think it's good to keep the "never grow up" attitude in some ways. It is funny how even after you're grown and married-when you return home you some how become what you were.

Jill said...

I just like that Gram blaming Uncle Gary had all the boys in tears, they were laughing so hard! A sight I would have loved to see!

Jeannelle said...

Ah, yes.....families of boys are fun and interesting. My husband has five brothers, no sisters. The guys are hilarious when they're together.

noble pig said...

OMG the shenanigans! Typical Y chromosome behavior.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Bwahaha! That's such a funny story.

My twinling Jax locked himself inside the chicken house about 2 weeks ago. We didn't even know. He was collecting eggs rather late before bedtime. We were all getting ready for bed.
He had to break his way out. The chickens probably thought he was nuts. lol!

He'll have to try and live that one down when he starts dating or gets married. (evil laughter)

~Lisa