|Mom keeps threatening to throw out the old couch in|
the basement, but it would be difficult with me on it.
"I think so," Dad said, his expression glum. "Now where to?"
You would think they would have it down by now. There are really only two places at which I will deign to get out of the car, after hours, anyway (that means anytime after, say 3:45 p.m.): one is Wellesley Books; the other, Bill's Pizzeria in Natick.
I've never actually been to Bill's, but I like their awning. Here's what happens: in bad weather, when I've refused to go out of the house for, say, a day or two, Mom and Dad pack me in the car and back up to the Bill's awning. That way I can get out of the car without a drop of rain falling on me, which, as you know, would be catastrophic. The funny thing about it, though, is that once I'm out of the C-A-R, I could walk for hours in the rain. It doesn't bother me at all. So thank you, Bill's. I owe you one.
For the record, from the dictionary on Mom's laptop:
motionless,without moving, still, stock-still, static,stationary; rooted to the spot, rigid, frozen,transfixed, like a statue, not moving a muscle.
Yep, they all apply.