Once Upon a Time There Was a Monkey Alarm…

Sophie and I went round and round for the 36-hour trip home regarding who would get to tell you this story.  She won, and I think you will see that the story was best served in her oh-so-skilled bloggy hands.  Head over and read it, but first make sure that your mouth (and bladder) are empty.

24 thoughts on “Once Upon a Time There Was a Monkey Alarm…

  1. Jeana says:

    Hysterical. Really. But what made it funnier is that I can TOTALLY SEE YOU DOING THAT. However, all you had to do was use your most polite Shannon voice and say, “Hey. Monkey? I’m so sorry to bother you, but you probably don’t realize that you’re attacking us. And I wouldn’t mind, but it seems to be bothering Sophie, is why I brought it up. Sorry to disturb you.”
    Just sayin’. If it worked with your snoring roommate in Chicago, it would probably work with a monkey. ‘Cause I’m every bit annoying as a primate.

  2. Holly @aiminghigh says:

    I should have taken your advice and emptied my bladder first. :>) I used to have a pet monkey when I lived in Africa. Sorry, my friend, the sunscreen would not have stopped him. :>) In fact, that little rascal pet of mine would have opened said bottle and sprayed it all over me or himself long before I would have woken up. They are curious!
    Thanks for the giggles….

  3. Terry says:

    I love you guys! That is hysterical. Makes me think of the honeymoon experience some friends of ours had when they found a LARGE baboon in their room one afternoon while on their honeymoon–scared them to death! There may be a real market for your monkey alarm!

  4. momrn2 says:

    Thanks for the heads up to have my mouth and bladder empty. I would have had a big mess otherwise!!
    Too Funny!! (But sounds so much like something I might try).
    I just had to share the story with my son and show him the picture. He really got a kick out of it too!
    Thanks for providing a little bonding mommy/son moment as well!!! 🙂

  5. Marian says:

    So, will we be seeing a Monkey Alarm from English Major Outfitters on Bloggy Giveaways very soon? Or do we have to wait for the pending patent to come through? I’m in the market for a good monkey alarm, so please don’t leave me holding my breath, waiting for my chance in the giveaway, if there’s not going to be one…
    Oh, so funny. You’ll enjoy that story and all of its references and variations for years to come. =)

  6. Krista says:

    I seriously laughed so hard my husband had to read it. Then I told him this is why I read blogs when he was snickering, too!
    Great “alarm” 🙂

  7. Dana says:

    Uhm, didja have any monkey trouble? No? Then I’d say it worked.
    I’m betting those little suckers were sitting in a half circle right outside your door with a little monkey anthropologist speculating on the exact meaning and/or purpose of your…sculpture:
    “The hairless ones are always perching on the sit-structures, though the structures are also often used to display carrying pouches, soiled body coverings and other bric-a-brac. This is a particularly interesting exhibit, as the hairless ones rarely occlude entry and exit points to their habitats. Now notice the exchange of bottles atop the carrying pouch. Obviously this is a signal to potential mates, though the meaning is unclear…”
    Reckon what I’d be like on malaria meds?

  8. lovedandamazed says:

    My abdominal muscles were getting a workout while reading your experience… that is GREAT! 🙂

  9. Kellyn says:

    That was hilarious! I am glad you warned against drinking while reading.
    I think it was a great monkey alarm. I wouldn’t have thought to shut the window either, moving air is wonderful when you have no other option.

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