Sunday, January 24, 2010

Turn at the Fork in the Road!

Though it came out in 1979, I first saw "The Muppet Movie" in 1987 at a friend's house. She had this thing called OnTv, which was like cable, but not. Yeah, I don't get it either, but this system made it possible to get a channel with movies not shown on broadcast television for a fee. This was the first time I saw "The Muppet Movie", and I thought it was hysterical. My favorite line was "Turn at the fork in the road."

Now, fast forward one year later. I am working with my dad cleaning in a medical building. (I may or may not have mentioned that I worked while I went to a Commuter College. I also worked at McDonald's, a daycare center, and the School Library, but not all at the same time.) Well, our usual route to work is closed because of road construction, and my Dad is concerned that we will be late. We are driving on Peterson Avenue, and we need to turn on California, but not being familiar with this street, he is afraid he will miss the street and keep going. I tell my dad "No worries Daddy, just turn left at the fork in the road..."

This is a picture of the outside of the restaurant that was and is on the corner of Peterson and California.

My dad loved the joke, and from then on it became our usual route to work, and our usual joke.

Now, how about writing your own post on how your life is funny, and link it up to the blog carnival over at Wendy's?


Wendy said...

Now that's funny...

Ginny (MAD21) said...

We LOVE the Muppets. They provide lots of quotable lines and joke fodder for our family.

So funny that you actually have a.. fork in the road.. Glad that you have that joke you can share with your dad.

bman said...

Awesome that there's actually a fork, just like the Muppets.


jasonS said...

Love that movie. I need to see it again- it's been so long. And I love this story too. :)

Casey said...

Cute story! I just love little inside jokes I have with my dad. Daddys are the bestest thing EVER! :)