This morning I awoke to find something strange outside. On Thursday mornings the trash cans are left at the curb for pickup and when I took the dog out for a morning walk I noticed that someone had left something on top of the trash can.
Take a look:
Someone has left a record on top of my trash can.
Now look closer…it’s a Soul II Soul record.
What could this be a sign of? I scanned my memory for whatever knowledge of Soul II Soul it contained but all I could remember was the song Back to Life. Are my deceased loved ones walking the Earth and sending me a message?
Then I remembered…I recently got tricked into signing up for the hobo record club: Columbia House-less.
Here’s how it works: I pay a single penny and once a week someone leaves a record outside my house.
Sometimes the record will be left in a tree, sometimes at the end of a trail of pennies and sometimes, like today, by the trashcans.
That’s the good part, here’s the catch…the first 12 are only a penny but after that I have to start leaving pies and dirty magazines outside or they’ll cut me with a rusty pocketknife. Unfortunately, just like similar record clubs it’s nearly impossible to cancel my membership. I’m just going to bake and buy dirty magazines until I fulfill my contract.