Saturday, April 08, 2006

Tornadoes Make You Do Funny Things 

Ahhh! Spring in the South! The Flowers! The Warm Weather! The Tornado Warnings!
I grew up in Texas and then moved to Georgia. One thing that both areas share is violent spring weather!

The other morning, a storm was coming in during the early morning hours. I was sleeping soundly in my happy bed, when I heard "The Sirens." For those of you that don't know, when there is a tornado warning, they sound a very loud siren that sounds pretty much like the world is coming to an end.

So, when I heard the sirens, my feet were instantly on the floor and my mind was saying this: "MUST...FIND...PANTS...CANNOT....BE...ON....TV....WITHOUT....PANTS!!" Now this is not usually the first thought that a person would have when devastating winds are headed their direction, but alas, that is what my mind conjured.

I'm sure it has everything to do with the fact that after any sort of disaster, the media shows pictures of the people affected by said disaster, wandering around in shock and/or picking through what remains of their belongings. These poor people have just escaped death, and you are pointing a camera in their face, for Pete's sake!

So after a few seconds of not being able to poke my legs through the correct hole of my pants, I finally got my pants on and could concentrate on other matters like, "OH &*%$!!! A TORNADO IS COMING AND I'VE GOT TO TAKE COVER!"

Y'all will be happy to know that the siren went off in error and no tornado came anywhere near me!

Whew! I'm going to go take my pants off!


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