Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Looking slick is easy if you are a slug.


Mr. and Mrs. Slug have had a banner week! They have both received phone calls which will attract extra dollars toward the household pocketbook. Mrs. Slug pointed out to Mr. Slug that without a pocket to put it in, he may misplace his pocketbook, and thereby lose his ability to add to his earnings accordingly. Additionally, a slick business slug must remain fashionable in the workplace. Mrs. Slug pointed out to her dashing and debonaire beloved husband that "we live in an image driven world." Thus, sliding oneself around in ill fitting, tattered work clothing will not attract new business, nor will it keep that delicate belly of his protected at the job site. Mrs. Slug loves to shop with coupons! With the prudent snipping of said coupons, she was able to save even more than half off of the price of Mr. Slug's new work attire. Today, we shall follow the financial advice of Mrs. Slug: "Good business decisions start with protecting one's tail, looking your best everywhere you slide, and having those handy coupons at the checkout counter every time you venture out to do some shopping. Grandma slug always used to say, "A penny that is not saved is a penny burned." Or, as Mr. Slug so aptly chimed in as to have the last word on the subject, "More saving equals less slaving."

8 comments:

lagirl said...

I'm sure Mr. Slug is so handsome that with new pants or old pants he'll still do fine. *wink

JOSE said...

Dear Mrs. Slug :
You seem to be the perfect penny saver American housewife.
I lived in Vancouver - Canada during 3 years when I was young. So I guess Oregon is as beautiful as BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA.
I am Spanish and now I´m back home at the place I was born (It sounds like a song)
I wish the best to you and your husband (nice people).

babbler said...

Thanks for the wink LAGIRL! It was so nice of you to write about the dashing Mr. Slug! He smiled when he read your missive. That dapper Mr. Slug likes to work hard and slide fast! I will need to patch up those jeans in no time!

JOSE, I would love to achieve perfection in my pinching of the penny, those elusive little copper bits are hard to keep securely in the pocket, aren't they? Now that you are back in Spain, you can collect all the Euros you can find and call them "mine-o's!" May all the Euros in Spain be yours!

Mr. Slug and I wish the best to you and your-o's as well!

Owen said...

Hmmm, work jeans for slugs... an interesting concept.

The thought that crossed my mind unbidden however, when reading this was : I wonder if there is a sturdy "safety" version of an outfit for slugs, to protect them from being crushed by the big feet of doom that sometimes descend from the sky in gardens, yards, and forest paths, that squash slugs flat without even seeing them??? If an armor-plated safety version existed, slugs could venture out more boldy into the world without worrying about those untimely feet from above, or those awful mountain bike tires, etc...

I sincerely apologize if that is an unpleasant thought for a slug to contemplate, but what is that saying about "an ounce of prevention" or something? I wonder also if there are special insurance policies for slugs, to cover all eventualities ? Funny, until now I had never once in my life thought about the general welfare of slugs... this helps remind me why blogging is so enriching...
Best wishes,
Mr Toad

Andrea said...

Being slick is just as easy for a slug! Clothes shopping is fun with a little 'buy this for less' here and there. As a slug, aren't the pants already half off since only one "leg" is needed?

babbler said...

Owen, it is refreshing to find that you are sensitive to the protection of the slugs. They saw your email and called a safety meeting to discuss the merits of such an invention with steel plates when venturing outside under the dangerous toes of stangers. They have decided upon a titanium shell with an attractive turtleneck collar. Mr. Slug is still working through some breathability issues with the prototype, stay tuned for the unveiling of his next invention, which will be aptly named after the person who made the discovery, the "Owen" protective device. Bravo, kind Sir!

ANDREA, you have hit the nail on the head! A one legged slug pant is already half off indeed! When I showed Mr. Slug your comment, he said, "I think of it more like a pencil skirt, which could be three times the price in a designers boutique store." If that is true, then it would not be half off, but you would have to pay at least an arm for it, rather than an an arm and a leg. You are the slickest slug in this crowd, Andrea!

Owen said...

Hello Mrs & Mr Slug,
It took me a while to check back here; but thanks so much, your answer above is wonderful. It would be a great honor to have my name on a slug protection device, and titanium in turtleneck sounds very "chic" indeed. I'm wondering if it will come in a variety of slug compatible colors for summer?
Can't wait to see the next installment...

tam said...

Why Mrs. Slug you are such a wise homemaker-good work! Enjoy your new work duds Mr. Slug! Missing my Sluggy pals, and have you in my thoughts! Hope your weekend will be filled with sunshiny fun!
~Smiles~Tam!