The traffic was heavy going home today. More than the usual. Awful idiots not letting each other go, and the people behind you getting all pissed off if you let some in line. That drives me crazy. People are just so selfish. I can’t stand it. Anyway, aside from that my commute was uneventful. I decided to surprise the family and stop and get pizza for dinner. I can’t say it was all out of the kindness of my own heart. Truthfully, I just didn’t feel like cooking.
As I pulled down the street toward home, with the aroma of freshly baked pizza wafting throughout my car, I saw them. All four of them. They were waiting for me. At first I was overjoyed by the warm welcoming I saw on the front lawn. The big smiles and the jumping up and down. That joy didn’t last too long. It was then that I noticed it all. The sly expressions on their faces. The yellow, orange, and black. Not pumpkins….but NERF guns. It was an ambush! Foam darts began bouncing of the sides of my car as I tried pulling into the driveway. I was under attack.