Sunday 15 June 2014

they're lookin' for peeps

About a week ago or so, a rather interestin' thing came to my attention.  I was lying on the couch next to Peep #1 who happened to be watchin' television while givin' me some tummy rubs. Slowly but surely I began to drift off to sleep with the sound of the news or somethin' similar in the background. Then, moments before I entered full-sleep mode, a commercial came on. That commercial woke me right up. Apparently, they're lookin' for Canada's smartest peep.

Now I say they 'cause I'm not quite sure who they are.  Might be the TV peeps. Might be the government.  Goodness knows.  Remember, I was half asleep when I heard the commercial.  Could even be aliens or somethin'!  Stranger things have happened.  Although, to be honest, I think they might be the producers of some show for reality TV and speakin' of strange things...  Who would ever have thought that reality TV could become so darned popular, huh? MOUSES!

Of course, the strangest thing of all is that they're lookin' for Canada's smartest peep.  I know what you're thinkin'.  If you're out there lookin' for smarty, smarty pants, you should be lookin' for cats.  I realise that we cats can rarely pull off the pants component of smarty pants but where we may be lackin' in pants, we fully exceed all abilities of the peeps in the department of the smarts.  The pants requirement of smarty pants is somewhat unfair on account of our tails and where on earth are we cats gonna put 'em in a pair of pants?  Again I say, MOUSES!

Anywho...  back to the commercial.

So these television peeps out there are apparently lookin' for Canada's smartest peep and one criterion of bein' one of those smart peeps is an ability to put together a bookcase without readin' the instructions.  Yeah, I know, sounds kind of iffy if you ask me but that's exactly what was said on the commercial.  Now I'm paraphrasing here but it was somethin' like...  Can you put together a new bookcase without readin' the instructions?  If so, you could be Canada's smartest peep.

I find this interestin' on account of the fact that I'm pretty sure my Peep #1 could put together a bookcase without readin' any instructions.  Whether or not said bookcase would stand up on its own and be capable of holdin' any books afterwards, is another matter.

So are you really Canada's smartest peep if you can put together your new bookcase without readin' any instructions but when you place a book on one of its shelves, you have to stand back and watch as the whole thing falls apart?  REALLY?  I'm thinkin' that in that case you're far more likely to be Canada's funniest peep but the commercial said NOTHIN' about the bookcase havin' to actually hold up books. Just said it had to be put together...  without readin' any instructions.

Hmmm...   I'm reminded of the time the peep put together that new barbecue and there were pieces left over!  MOUSES!

Anywho...  back to the bookcase.

One must question the importance of bein' able to put together a bookcase without readin' any instructions.  You see, if you have a bookcase, you probably have books and if you have books, you probably can read 'em.  So if you're able to read your books, why wouldn't you be able to read the instructions?  I mean... why?

And if readin' those instructions would make the puttin' together of the bookcase easier and increase the likelihood that said bookcase would actually be capable of holdin' books without fallin' apart, wouldn't the smart thing be to read 'em ?  I mean...  wouldn't it?

I've heard tell of peeps who simply refuse to stop and ask for directions when lost, driving around and around and around in unfamiliar places.  I've heard tell of my Peep #1 doin' just that.  No, no...  she says.  I'll find it.  I'll figure this out.  I don't need any directions.  Don't worry.  Five hours later, she figures it out all right.  Five hours later, the sun is beginnin' to set and she finally knows which direction is west.  MOUSES!

Anywho...  back to the search for the peeps.

Perhaps what this new reality television show should really be in search of is Canada's most stubborn peep.  Yeah, 'cause I'm thinkin' that such an adamant refusal to read the instructions on how to build your new bookcase when the instructions to build it are sitting right there and, by usin' those instructions you're much more likely to build a bookcase that is actually capable of holdin' up books - not to mention holdin' itself together - is not a sign of bein' smart at all.  On the other paw, it is a sign of bein' stubborn, for sure.

Interestin'...  Now that I think about it... If they're lookin' for Canada's most stubborn peep, they've got that wrong, too.  Really, they should be lookin' for Canada's most stubborn cat 'cause when it comes to stubbornness, we cats sort of have that market cornered as well.

Either way, whether they're lookin' for brains or stubbornness, what they really should be lookin' for are cats and not peeps.

'Nough said.  MOUSES!


  1. Very good observations, Nerissa.

  2. I agree, Nerissa - kitty brains blow DOORS on human brains any day. BTW, my human is really big on intructions... she knows she is not smart enough to do stuff without them. Which is guess is some level of smarts, but I'm not sure.

  3. Lol, Nissy! Yep, they want smart, they need to go to the kitties. Your peep sounds like a lot of peeps I know.

  4. You've said it, Nissy! Is your peep going to enter? My peep would be no good. She can't even put books on a kindle so it doesn't break!!

    1. I doubt it. Even WITH instructions when she put together the BBQ, there were pieces left over! MOUSES!

  5. they get them selves in such pickles,xx Speedy

  6. Lady says it will be easier to find stubborn then smart lol! Have a great day Nerissa!

  7. I think that they are looking for stupid peep.
    You have to be stupid to try to build something without reading the instructions, I mean if you are a peep. We, cats, are able to do it. We are smart. Humans are .... slow.

  8. Nissy I think you are onto something there. They aren't lookin for peeps they're looking for cats!

  9. My dad only reads the instructions when it goes wrong, and then my mum says, "I told you so."

  10. Yous got dat wight. Smawt peeps?? Dus such a fing exist?? MOL

    Luv ya'


  11. Canadian reality TV sounds even stupider than American reality TV. We suspect the instructions are in Spanish, Japanese and any other number of languages but NOT English. MOL. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  12. Canada's smartest peep...bwahahahahahahaha
    We wish them luck with that.
    We were reading an article that said IKEA does not make
    bookshelves strong anymore as people do not put books on them,
    just ornaments :/
    Whatever, back to napping.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  13. Yow Nerrisa ya make so many guud pointz 'bout diz search fer Canada'z smartest purrson...makez no sense dat a purrson cannot reed instruckshunz. Makez no sense dat buildin iz nott eequatted wif it beein sturdy n able to hold all da bookz.
    Hu'Men are turrible fer askin direcshunz...Mum told me when a Woman askz a Man to stop fer direcshunz what he hearz iz he iz stoopid n dumm n unable to figure fingz out...dey take it az a slite on der 'manleeness'.
    Mind ya me nose Women who nott take direcshun well *ahem* rollz eyez-------> pointz to Mum....
    Oh what Mum...oh nose me nott meen ya ..
    (ssshh me DOEZ meen her...)
    Lub Nylablue =^,,^=

  14. That has got to be the silliest thing I have ever heard of!! Of course cats are smarter than humans!!

  15. Yep, us kitties got da peeps beat on all kindsa grounds!

  16. *smacks paws to heads*.
    Smart peeps...who are they kidding...and who will judge? Smarter than the smartest peeps? Then, it stands to reason the the 'smartest peep' isn't really the smartest,but almost the smartest. Doesn't make any sense to us!
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

  17. Well, our peeps are out of the running for the smartest peep. They don't live in Canada...and they hafta use the instructions. Nope...they're not as smart as us kitties.

  18. BOL Niss! I agree! Smartest cat...smartest dog, or both of the above. But smartest peep? HA! Good luck!
    I hope you had a great weekend!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  19. LOL!!! Kitties are the brains, humans the brawn! LOL! Take care

  20. If they really want an audience, they should be looking for Canada's smartest cat!

  21. This is why the head peep bought the barbecue grill pre-assembled. We get a lot of entertainment out of the HBO words that happen after a trip to IKEA. Cats are WAY smarter than peeps, paws down.

  22. It makes no sense!!!

  23. Now come on, this is way too silly to actually be true!?

  24. Peeps with brain? and ability to read instructions? nope, not happening...

  25. Yikes! Sounds like you have lots of instructions to lay on. Purrs...

  26. Mommy always start off by reading the instructions then the instructions start flying about....

  27. Reading instructions? Peeps? Before they try without them? What?


  28. You're right, Nissy. They could save lots of time by just skipping the peeps and looking for the smartest cats!

  29. Shall you read instructions ??
    My mom-person say´s that instructions is for pussies :)


  30. MOUSES, how about cats VS humans to see who is smarter?


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