Tom the Turkey
I have been blessed with 3 beautiful wonderful roommates who put up me and all my silly tendencies. However, I’ve found the one thing that they simply can’t tolerate, and his name is Tom.
I found Tom while shopping at Target on a roommate-autumn-decorating shopping trip. He was sitting in a bin all by his lonesome with the other 13 turkey hats. As soon as I saw him I knew… he was the one. He was something I could very easily love for my entire life. So I snatched him up and intended to buy him. Of course, my roommates all thought I was kidding, but they simply do not understand that I do not joke about turkey hats. So I bought him and shortly thereafter my roommates all began to wonder exactly what they had agreed to live with for 8 months.
When we got back to the Lodge, I wore him around for the rest of the day. Tom made an appearance at Sufficient, the pond, and even the AC (academic center) and was loved greatly by everyone we encountered!
Little did I know that two of my roommates had already devised a plan to hide him from me so they would be saved the embarrassment of being known as the roommates of the crazy chick with a turkey on her head. The only way to properly show you what happened is through pictures.
First, the picture below is how Tom should look, in his rightful place on top of someone’s head…
My roommates and one of their boyfriends soon took Tom and began putting him in very difficult to find places.
Take for example, this place…
For those of you thinking, “Is that Tom in the heater vent???” Yes. It is. How’d they get him in there? I’m not sure. How’d they get him out? Again, I’m not sure! All I know is that that is NOT his correct place!
After he was safely taken out, I figured he’d be fine. However, he ended up here next…
For those of you thinking, “Is that Tom in that hanging lantern??” Yes. Tom is in the lantern. Luckily, this wasn’t quite as bad. However, he was still too high for me to reach him and apparently a chair is a foreign concept for me.
After his vent and lantern experience, I thought my roommates (which really turned into one roommate and her boyfriend ) were done with this massive hide-n-seek game. THEN I found him this morning here…
For those of you thinking, “Did Tom die and go to heaven??” No, he didn’t. Somehow, roommate and her boyfriend figured out how to get Tom IN the light.
So that is where you find me now. Sorely confused as to how Tom ended up in the light and very sad that he’s not on my head. This experience did teach me a thing or two, though:
1- Don’t under estimate your roommate’s boyfriend. They can be EXTREMELY clever and tricky.
2- Turkey hats can fit into heater vents, paper lanterns, and light fixtures. Holy cow.
3- Always scope out your apartment for hidden turkey hats.
4- Payback can bite, so roommate should probably watch out.
All in all, I’ve been greatly amused by this experience. But like I said, payback can bite…