A Bucket Full of Fun

Several years ago a friend and I drove from Georgia to Canada and had quite the adventure. On the way home, we were both delirious from lack of sleep and from the long drive and we became quite silly (OK, I know you’ve been super silly too when you were tired).

We saw a woman walking down the road in front of a row of stores carrying a bucket. Hmmm, we began to wonder. Why is she carrying that bucket?  Maybe she is going to get water --- nah, this is America. Maybe she is going somewhere to collect berries. Hey she could use it as a rain hat.  On and on we began to brainstorm the thousands of ways you could use a bucket. As we began to exhaust our list we decided that a bucket would be the perfect Christmas gift for us to give to our friends.

We decided to randomly call some of our friends to take a poll to see how many of them would appreciate it if we gave them a bucket. The conversations went something like this:

Me:   “What would you think if someone gave you a bucket as a gift?”
          Friend:  “It would be a drop in the bucket compared to other gifts.”


Me:  “If I gave you a bucket, what would you do with it?”
          Friend:  “What?”
           Me:  “You know, if I gave you a bucket you could carry a tune in it. Wouldn’t that be a great gift?”    
                         
           Me:  “Hey, what would you think if I gave you a bucket for Christmas?”
           Friend:  “A bucket…I guess it would be ok as long as you don’t kick it.”

 
Ok, I know it’s corny but we were sleep-deprived and we got a lot of laughs out of all the bucket talk.

 What are some fun ways you could you use a bucket?  I've included a few pictures below to inspire you.
 
                                                To play fetch with the dog

                                                         As a lampshade

                                  To complete important missions

(My next blog post will be about your bucket list)

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Tears to Joy: A Bucket Full of Fun

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Bucket Full of Fun

Several years ago a friend and I drove from Georgia to Canada and had quite the adventure. On the way home, we were both delirious from lack of sleep and from the long drive and we became quite silly (OK, I know you’ve been super silly too when you were tired).

We saw a woman walking down the road in front of a row of stores carrying a bucket. Hmmm, we began to wonder. Why is she carrying that bucket?  Maybe she is going to get water --- nah, this is America. Maybe she is going somewhere to collect berries. Hey she could use it as a rain hat.  On and on we began to brainstorm the thousands of ways you could use a bucket. As we began to exhaust our list we decided that a bucket would be the perfect Christmas gift for us to give to our friends.

We decided to randomly call some of our friends to take a poll to see how many of them would appreciate it if we gave them a bucket. The conversations went something like this:

Me:   “What would you think if someone gave you a bucket as a gift?”
          Friend:  “It would be a drop in the bucket compared to other gifts.”


Me:  “If I gave you a bucket, what would you do with it?”
          Friend:  “What?”
           Me:  “You know, if I gave you a bucket you could carry a tune in it. Wouldn’t that be a great gift?”    
                         
           Me:  “Hey, what would you think if I gave you a bucket for Christmas?”
           Friend:  “A bucket…I guess it would be ok as long as you don’t kick it.”

 
Ok, I know it’s corny but we were sleep-deprived and we got a lot of laughs out of all the bucket talk.

 What are some fun ways you could you use a bucket?  I've included a few pictures below to inspire you.
 
                                                To play fetch with the dog

                                                         As a lampshade

                                  To complete important missions

(My next blog post will be about your bucket list)

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1 Comments:

At October 17, 2012 at 9:28 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what a friend of mine actually gave me a bucket one year for Christmas... and later "she" gave me another bucket for my birthday! Next thing I know she is writing a "BLOG" about Buckets.... I have to ponder if therapy may be needed for her obsession with buckets?

 

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