The old man said he thought Don was a great guy and he really had enjoyed working with him. He just kept going on and on and it was obvious he was wasted. He kind of staggered around and looked unsteady. He bent down and cracked his head on Scout's truck and then when that happened he decided to get on one knee and his knee landed in cat crap. I think he had meant to get on one knee and apologize for acting a fool in front of me. Instead he proved himself to be a bigger dummy.
Scout and I started walking them towards the front yard and out the main gate. The old man kept talking about how he hoped he hadn't made me mad and he sure wasn't trying to cause any trouble. I asked the young man if he had been drinking, too, and he said he hadn't. He just felt sorry for the old fellow. The old man staggered and fell back again before he left. I was worried to death he was going to crack his old head. If he had, he would have fallen under the Edgewood insurance policy. That's where we throw you over the fence off of our property and leave you at the edge of the woods and let the coyotes take care of you. That's what I used to threaten the kids with if they ever got hurt while playing. That's why my kids weren't complainers.
They finally left before Don got home from work. Scout said he was glad Don hadn't come home early or the old man wouldn't have ever left. I figure the old man deserved to fall in cat crap if he's stupid enough to go around visiting people when he's so drunk. Don't you?
I'm just glad that Scout was here when those guys showed up. I wouldn't have been as accommodating.