Friday, March 17, 2006

A Game for the Weekend!!

Ok, I'll admit it. I'm hoping to lure out lurkers. I'll stoop to just about anything.

The object of the game is to guess what this is:

While I won't tell you what it is (thereby defeating the purpose of the game), I WILL tell you that it came into my possession this afternoon, and that it caused me MUCH grief and consternation. It's about three inches long and sharp as all hell (which was the source of the grief it caused). When all is said and done, it will have been worth close to a hundred bucks.

I have NO idea what your prize would be if you guess correctly. It would have to be something pretty inexpensive, though, 'cause I'm out a c-note already.


Anonymous nhfalcon said...

My hunch would be a flint arrowhead?

8:41 PM  
Blogger Kizz said...

I was going to go arrowhead but usually they aren't grief inducingly sharp so I'm going to go with the tooth of a blade of something like a lawn mower or a (very big) saw.

12:18 AM  
Blogger Wayfarer said...

I can see that it's flat, but I'm not sure what it's made of. It looks like iron, but maybe it's stone. I'm going to go with iron for this.

At three inches long, it's not likely to be the blade of a saw, and the fact that it is jagged at the edges suggests to me that it's a piece of something rather than a something itself.

Where, we might ask, does one find a piece of something iron where we find ourselves often in our regular course of living life? I like Kizz' thought about the lawn mower, but it's too early in the season for that. Given all the construction around your house, I might have said a piece of cast iron pipe, but your house is too new have cast iron piping.

The only other place one normally sees pieces of iron is on or around automobiles. So, I'm going to work on that assumption. That would also equate, using backward logic, to its value of $100. Nothing on cars is cheap. Hell, each of the tires on my 4-Runner goes for a Franklin!

It's a part of your car. Your NEW car. I hope it's under warranty.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous claudia said...

I'm less curious about what it is,than why it caused
"MUCH grief and consternation". Did someone get hurt?

hat it is than

10:20 AM  
Blogger Mrs.Chili said...

Claudia, no one got hurt, but it did a fair bit of costly damage.

Wayfarer and falcon need to get together on this - falcon's got the right idea on the item (though I'm not sure it's actually an arrowhead and not just a freaking sharp rock) and Wayfarer's hit upon what happened, though I'm not sure he realizes it....

9:57 PM  
Blogger Wayfarer said...

Based on what you just said (that it is a very sharp ROCK), and the hint you gave me about my being on the right track, I'm going to change my guess and say that you caught the rock in your tire. That'd be $100. If I'm right, did it actually BLOW out the tire, or just flatten it?

Along that line, ask Wifeness about the time one of the truck tires blew out on her while she was driving on the highway.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Mrs.Chili said...

Ding, Ding, Ding!! WE HAVE A WINNAH!!!

Drove the thing so far into my tire that it took TWO guys at the tire store to yank it out!

I won the informal contest they have at the tire store for who brings in the most impressive destructive impliment. I bumped the guy with the pork chop bone out of first place - seems my rock was a good half inch longer than his bone (Gee! THAT doesn't sound like I meant it to!!)

It didn't blow out, but it went flat right quick. Thankfully, I have a full size spare, so I'm not hobbled by having to creep around on a donut.

The new tire will be ready tomorrow for just a buck or two less than a hundred bucks (assuming, of course, they quoted me to put it on the car, too - it could be much more than that by the time it's all over).

So, Wayfarer, what would you like for a prize?

11:34 AM  
Blogger Wayfarer said...

Well, at least there's an interesting story to be had for your c-note! Does the tire shop have a trophy, certificate or something? Or is your fame the kind that lives on in urban legend? That's be cool! I'd be ok with living in urban legend.

As to my prize, I'd tell you that you could buy one of my own tires (I have a bubble that's getting larger and giving my ride a vicious shudder) but as I mentioned before, they are not cheap. Worse than that, I can't just buy one. Because the vehicle has 4WD, I have to buy them in pairs. I'm testing the market to see if I can sell myself to cover the loan I'll need to take out.

So, I guess I'll propose either a delicious baked something from your new kitchen or lunch at Panera sometime. How does that sound?

8:34 PM  
Blogger Mrs.Chili said...

You're ON!!

6:14 AM  
Anonymous claudia said...

post says there are 9 comments. I see only 4. What up?
How long does this game last,before we get to find out what it is?

11:40 AM  

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