Household Frights

The other night Norm was busy making dinner in the kitchen.   It was dark so he pulled down the roller shade on the back door window.   I was in the living room doing something and he was slaving away at the stove.   All was quiet — even the cat’s.   All of a sudden there was this loud slapping sound and Norm nearly jumped out of his skin.   I knew right away what it was — the roller shade had decided to roll itself up.   I started laughing and Norm figured out it was OK so he was laughing too.   Those things can really frighten you when you’re not expecting roller shades to act on their own initiative.