Friday, January 12th 2007
An Open Letter to the Brick Layers

Dear Brick Layers Who Work Hard On the Construction of the House Behind My House:

My deepest apologies! In no way did I mean to transform your workplace into an unsafe area, rife with tawdriness and sexual harrassment. I only meant to grab my shirt back from the child who was running through the house carrying it. Had I realized that you had installed scaffolding – allowing a vantage point never before possible and totally, yaknow, news to me- I would surely have opted to go find another shirt before running after that child. Thank you.


PS Please let’s assume that I will NOT be making this same mistake again, and in light of that, you can cease craning your necks and ‘checking on me’ to see if I am behaving inappropriately again. I promise I will not. 


27 Comments on “An Open Letter to the Brick Layers”

January 12th, 2007
1:19 pm

oh dear. :)

January 12th, 2007
1:30 pm

oh my goodness. They thought they had come upon the perfect job. Keep your clothes on, Kelsey! :-)

daring young mom
January 12th, 2007
1:51 pm

I am shocked. What kind of a mother would ever run through her own house without a shirt on? I wouldn’t be surprised if they sued you. They probably feel so violated.

January 12th, 2007
1:51 pm

I’m sure that was quite a view. Hysterical!!

January 12th, 2007
2:16 pm

Very funny! I did the same thing to the bug exterminator once – came out of the shower buck naked, had forgotten a towel and he was standing at the glass sliding door!

crickl's nest
January 12th, 2007
3:14 pm

Eeeeeewwww, they were pervin’ a dish…YOU. ew ew ew…..ew

I was just reading a few blog snippets aloud to my husband. He’s not allowed to hear yours! LOL

January 12th, 2007
3:16 pm

Oh whooops!

January 12th, 2007
3:28 pm

How funny! I’m glad we live out in the country where no one would normally be outside my windows. However, you never know.

January 12th, 2007
3:42 pm

I’m not sure if I’ve ever left you a comment before, but I have read your blog. If I didn’t, that would make me a “lurker”, and since this is delurking week – I figured I’d better leave a comment. I do enjoy your blog, and this post was a good one. Yikes – those construction workers!!!

January 12th, 2007
3:55 pm

I thought maybe you were just singing another song around your house… “I’m too sexy for my shirt!”

January 12th, 2007
4:11 pm

Oops!! Ha!!!!!!!!

Laurel Wreath
January 12th, 2007
4:21 pm

Oh my goodness you made their day.

January 12th, 2007
5:55 pm

oh my goodness!

January 12th, 2007
5:56 pm

I am always telling my husband that you can never be too careful when there are windows in the vicinity, but he never believes me. Now I have the proof I need. Thank you!

Grim Reality Girl
January 12th, 2007
6:21 pm

Oh so funny! Hate it when that stuff happens!!!

January 12th, 2007
6:55 pm

Oh my! hehe!

January 12th, 2007
8:13 pm

You make the story so funny to read even though you were probably mortified!! I had to laugh out loud at this one:)

January 12th, 2007
8:51 pm

Hi! I’m new, now de-lurking. I can SOOO relate. One day back in college, I was home from school, sleeping in the second floor bedroom of my mom’s condo. It was summer, hot, no AC, in New Hampshire, and I slept sans clothes that night.

Well, the next morning I awoke to banging. I opened my eyes to see a pair of legs pressed againt a ladder leaning against my window. At least 2 men were working on the roof, and therefore at least 2 men climbed past my window with the open shade (a rural place with NO way people could see in under normal circumstances). Did I mention my bed faced the window? Oh, yes. Of course it did.

Unfortunately, when I looked down, I noticed that the sheet was not entirely doing me justice. I heard no comment about my (barely) sheet-clad situation from the men, which I thought was nice. But I scooted out of bed, grabbed some clothes, and crawled to the bathroom.

So yes, I sympathize. Completely.

Love your blog.


January 13th, 2007
1:54 am

oye. howmany times have I had the same shirt fight? at least I have never had the window problems!

January 13th, 2007
9:41 am


January 13th, 2007
4:29 pm

That’s too funny!!! One of my favorite things about the apartment we live in is that we’re on the 2nd floor, and our windows face the woods. Any shirtless child-chasing happens in complete privacy around here…. but I’ll keep an eye out for scaffolding now!

julie carobini
January 13th, 2007
10:14 pm

LOL To be unable to run buck naked through your own house is just so wrong. Think of it this way, you helped hardworking fellas make it through another day. Such a humanitarian, you are ;-)

January 15th, 2007
6:19 pm

Don’t feel bad, dahling…my niece pulled a slightly similar trick on me when she was three. I was in a clothing store looking at a dress for my grandparents’ anniversary party; she took the opportunity to bolt out of the store, and I forgot that I had a piece of merchandise when I was running out of the store. So imagine me, my face as red as my hair, with sirens blaring all around -


Hang in there, ma’am, and I’d say slipping the extra shirt on is a good idea.

January 16th, 2007
10:23 am

You crack me up, Holy Mama! I have a similiar story about the sprinkler guy.

January 16th, 2007
11:40 am


That’s priceless. You should take them all a mid-day snack. ;)

January 16th, 2007
12:53 pm

Oh no! I would have been positively mortified!!

January 17th, 2007
10:41 am

Hey, join the crowd of showoffs! This post reminds me of my surprise birthday party post where surprise was used in more ways than one!

Hey, I wasn’t TRYING to educate our youths. Mr. Right should have TOLD me that friends were coming over! Sheesh.

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