Sunday, August 10, 2008

Just Leave Me a Note

After dinner last night Lisa and I (kids were at a friends house) stopped at the local Home Depot to pick up a couple of things. As we were making our way out of the parking lot something bright and colorful caught our eyes. As we got closer we discovered two guys with the biggest s&!t eating grins on their faces that could be imagined. The reason for their amusement was quite obvious the closer we got. They were putting the finishing touches on their masterpiece., a sort of Picasso in Post-it.

I was laughing too hard to get the story of why they were doing this, but I would assume a co-worker was about to be treated by their gift very soon.

As you can see they covered this once black car with hundreds of multicolored Post-it notes!




I then realized I didn't bring my camera (what was I thinking?). So, we raced back home, turned around and were able to get back in time to take these pictures before the "big discovery".




Now this is what I call good old fashioned fun.

36 comments:

david mcmahon said...

Were they fonder of the Honda?

(I'm so glad you raced home to get your camera, Jeff. Brought a HUGE smile to my face!)

Jules~ said...

That is too funny. What colorful and clean fun. Did you wait around for the unsuspecting friend to come out?
Racing home to get the camera....suggestion...well I would assume that you have a cell phone because of your work. If so, does it have a camera feature? I don't always have my camera with me so my cell phone work great in a pinch.
Either way, thanks for sharing the fun.

buffalodickdy said...

Seeing is believing! Funny!

Mel said...

*snickering*

I prefer saran wrap, personally.

Oh, the joy of surprising a coworker....LOL

nitebyrd said...

Jeff, too bad you couldn't "stick" around to capture the expression on the co-worker's face!

Dana said...

Post-It notes ... what did we ever do without them? I bet these were the "super sticky" version too!

Bond said...

Funny stuff...better than shaving cream I guess...

Thanks for sharing...

Jeff B said...

David- Just goes to show, you never know when something photo-worthy is going to present itself.

Jules- I thought about that too, but I intentionally left my phone at home. It was date night and I didn't want my phone ringing during our time out.

Buffalo- It certainly was eye catching.

Mel- Saran wrap huh? Remind me to stay on your good side.

Nitebyrd- I'll bet that would have been equally as fun to watch.

Dana- 1001 uses and still counting.

Bond- Yeah, that stuff can be nasty on paint.

Jay said...

Now that was creative! Way more creative than wrapping the car in saran wrap or aluminum foil.

I wonder if the guy just started driving real fast all those post-it notes would fly off the car like confetti? haha

Akelamalu said...

Now you're what I call a dedicated blogger - Rushing home to get your camera! Well done, it's a great shot!

I'm a big post-it fan, I have them all over the place to remind me to do things!

the teach said...

That's a great picture, Jeff! Thank you for running home and getting your camera... Maybe the guy who owned the car was getting married... :)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How cool. What a great way to have some good old fashioned fun. Thanks for sharing. Put a smile on my face too. Have a great day. :)

Desert Songbird said...

Heh heh. I only wish you'd gotten the story. Good that you got the photos - thanks for sharing!

Jeff B said...

Jay- I had that same question. He/she at least had to remove the ones from the front windshield we hope.

Akelamalu- I should know better than to leave without that camera!

Teach- That could be. I've got a friend who will really get a kick out of this when I do it to him on his birthday. Oh ya, you bet I'm going to!

Sandee- Good clean fun. Gotta love that.

Songbird- I'm sure there was a good story to go along with it.

Rhea said...

That is so cool! I'm SO glad you took a picture (impressive, running home to get it) because that's just awesome! That IS good, clean fun. Gives me ideas...hehe

Travis said...

That's hilarious! I'm glad you went back to get the camera.

Real Live Lesbian said...

How funny! Here's hoping someone had a sense of humor! LOL

Jeni said...

I've always loved a really good practical joke and this looks like one that should go down in some kind of "Best Practical Joke" list -just for posterity's sake, if nothing else! Too funny.

Jeff B said...

Rhea- I don't know who was laughing more, me or the guys doing the decorating.

Travis- I thought it was great. Nothing mean about it, just good fun. What a cool practical joke.

Real LL- Yeah, I hope the owner of that car wasn't some sour apples type.

Jeff B said...

Jeni- Agreed. I can see myself reinacting this one.

Ryanne said...

That is great, really made me chuckle. I love a good old fashion prank where nobody gets hurt. thanks for running home for the camera, That was just too good not to get the picture!

Kimmie said...

Oh that is totally hillareous! I would do something like that...thanks for the idea! Hahahah! My daughter is a post it note freak. Hmmmmm..... ;-)

Hugs,
Kimmie

Carol said...

I came over from David's authorblog. Congrats on the Post of the Day! This is totally delightful! I, too, am glad you went home for your camera!! Why don't we see these kinds of things on the front pages of our newspapers??

Akelamalu said...

PS Congrats on Post of the Day at Authorblog!

Carol said...

LOL... this is neat!.. i would love to have seen the look on the recipients face when they saw this...

thanks for sharing, i enjoyed.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

How amazing is that! I knew post-its came in handy for something!

Crystal Jigsaw

Jeff B said...

Ryanne- Those guys definitely got a point for ingenuity.

Kimmie- I can just see your gears turning. Please take a picture if you do what I think you're going to.

Carol- Good point. Instead of the negitive junk that makes the headlines, this would be refreshing to see in the media.

Akelamalu- Thnks, that was a bit of a surprise to me.

Carol- Agreed, that would have been the icing on the cake.

Jeff B said...

Crystal Jigsaw- Who'd a thunk it? Well, other than those guys of course.

Jane said...

Just found you through Mary's blog. Oh my goodness..I want the post-it car!!!!! LOVE IT.

Debbie said...

Just found you from authorblog! What a great picture/idea and I do know exactly when I am going to do this and to whom I will do it! ;0
Hope they find it as humorous as I do. As a matter of fact I know a few people I could do this do. I probably would have to wear a 'Depends' though as I watch their reaction. Thanks for the inspiration.

CrazyCath said...

I too am so glad you went to get your camera. That has me laughing. Proper harmless fun that. And a colourful sight!
Sorry I've not been over for a while - been away, now internet dicky, etc.

Hugs to you both.

Jeff B said...

Jane- They could be all the rage if enough people get one.

Debbie- I had the same reaction as you..."I know just who to do this to."

Crazycath- No appology needed, just glad to see you when you can make it.

katherine. said...

you are a true blogger...rushing home to get the camera.

congrats on the post of the day as well....

Raven said...

That's very cool. Not sure it will be as much fun peeling them off as it was putting them on, but it's wonderfully creative and funny.

Jeff B said...

Katherine- Yep, it's oficial, I'm hooked on blogging.

Raven- Hopefully the reciepient had a good...no...great sense of humor.

imbeingheldhostage said...

How fun! I am so glad you went to grab the camera too.
(I came through David's place, congrats on making his POD list)