Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wanna Dance?

My best friend, April, has been out here visiting from Colorado. I went up to her sister's house, who lives in Taneytown, to see her one last time before she leaves on Wednesday. (I will post pics of our weekend as soon as I remember to download them off my camera :-)) Anway, I left their house around 9:45pm and started the drive home. It's about a 45 minute drive, most of it through windy, back roads in the dark. The drive was going fine until I hit Woodbine Road, which is the road I live on. There weren't many other drivers on the road so I had my brights on. Out of the corner of my eye, I see all these glowing eyes the my right. I slow down assuming they are deer and wait for them to make their move. There were three of them just standing there. Fortunately, I had the luxury of waiting around for them because no other cars were in sight. Suddenly, two of them dash across the road. Good - we're down to one lowly deer. Now, this deer was a little peculiar. Let me explain. Have you ever been walking down a hallway and someone is coming at you from the other direction and you two meet and proceed to "dance" as you decide which way you will go and which way they will go? It seems to go on forever as you two bob back and forth, smiling and awkwardly giggling, hoping somehow this awkward dance will end? Let's get back to the deer. The lowly deer walks out in the road in front of my car. He is now looking right at me. He is just looking at me! I am thinking, okay, move along you little wombat. I begin to realize he is no hurry to go anywhere so I inch forward a little bit thinking this will scare him. Uh, no, he is absolutely unfazed by me. He just backs up a little bit and moves to the right. I am getting annoyed at this point so I honk my horn. He cocks his head like our black lab. I inch a little more - he inches back, this time to the left. I quickly have flashbacks of that horrible hallway "dance" - and it is with a deer no less. I am done playing at this point so I really honk this time - really leave my hand on the horn to scare the stupid thing. As I am honking, I start moving towards him and I don't plan on stopping this time. Suddenly, it was like a light bulb went off in his puny head, he dashes off like his two brothers did ten minutes ago. Okay, okay this whole experience probably last 2-3mins tops but it was so weird. Though I'd share!

6 comments:

Carl and Mel said...

I hate those awkward dances! That is funny, you never know what Deer are going to do, luckily you slowed down instead of hitting one head on! I bet you guys are having so much fun together. You and April equal pure fun and entertainment!

Clark and Liesel said...

That's hilarious! Glad you made it home ok. I have heard that this is a big season for "deer hitting people's moving cars." So, watch out! It was soooo good to see you this weekend!

losing my needles said...

Do you remember when you hit a deer on the way to seminary, and then it all but came to a hault as a "search party" went out to try to find the poor injured deer?

Nate and Lori said...

Thats wierd. I am so freaked out to hit a deer. We see them in our neighborhood all of the time and if I ever see a dead one on the road, it makes me so depressed (unfortunately that is often) I'm glad that nobody was hurt in thise story. I thought you were going to say that you hit one when I first saw that post.

Amy Rasmussen said...

ok that was funny and I would be soo annoyed too. I am surprised I never hit a deer while living back east. I came close alot of times. Glad everything turned out ok.

suzy's jewels and gem said...

Soo funny!!!