Sunday, October 10, 2010

Stare Down...

Deer - 1 Family of Deer - 1 Mrs. Ski - 0

I am petrified of deer. I think I've said that before here. But they make me very nervous.

Encounter One:
It was a dark night in September, BFF was in town and we were headed to the grocery store. I was driving when I saw a glimpse of a white tuft...the tuft that could only be on the rear of a deer. Then I saw his whole family waiting in the woods for the go sign. To say I was panicking would be an understatement. BFF having been in this situation before was fabtastic in calming me down. She was my anchor as this family of deer migrated across the road. Holy bananas it was scary, my heart raced for a good 20 minutes after that frightful encounter.

Encounter Two:
It was this past Thursday in my driveway. I was headed to one of those "Best Of" events to vote for my most favoritist salon and stylist. My hand was out to open the door when I felt like something was looking at me, I looked up and there he was...a deer staring me down from the neighbor's back yard. I froze. I was able to open the door, hoping that the sound would scare him off (which it didn't) so I reached down and beeped the horn at him. He didn't even flinch, he just continued to stare me down. I was so disturbed that all I could do (mainly because I was late) was leave. And that darn deer never moved a muscle.

So...do those deer alarm thingies work? I was told a story recently that would imply that they do but I'm afraid that with my luck some rogue deer would think it was his long lost love and attack my car.

1 comment:

  1. Awww!! You poor thing!! I'm just the opposite! I LOVE watching the dear in my yard...and you just reminded me of a great story I might just blog about!! lol

    However, I agree with you 110% on seeing them on the side of the road while you're driving. That does make my heart skip beats!!

    I've heard good things about those alarms. Worth a shot!! :)

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