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“The guy down the road from us is really weird.”


“He’s sitting in his boat staring at me as I walk by. Perv!”

“It’s a dummy.”

“No… it’s him!”

“Have a closer look, silly.”

“I think he may be dead. I’m not going near there!”

Next day.

“You were right…it is a dummy. Duhhh.”


When she was younger, our neighbour down the road from us once had a small row boat in his front yard. The pic isn’t the actual boat but, I used it to show what I mean. His yard was quite large and the boat was some way back from the road. As I drove up it, from a distance, I thought he was sitting in it wearing a bright yellow plastic raincoat with the hood up. Slowed down to see it was a very realistic seated mannequin.
Chloe saw it when she came home from school. But as usual, she was always in such a rush, she raced by and was so freaked out thinking it was the neighbour watching her. She actually asked me if I thought he was dead. LOL I convinced her next time she passed to take a better look.
She came home soooooo sheepish the next day…..LOL

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

12 thoughts on “Dummy”

  1. Too funny! You just never know what someone will think if funny and apparently your neighbor thought it was funny to put the dummy there. It certainly caught your eye.

  2. Yellow plastic Raincoats are creepy enough.
    Great story!
    Loved your dum 55 DD2….:P
    Thanks for playing, Thanks for your fantastic support, and have a Kick Ass Holiday Week-End

  3. This is so funny, especially after the real news of a mailman thinking a Halloween dummy was on someone’s porch that turned out to be a dead person. 🙂 Glad this one wasn’t a real corpse.

  4. Enjoyed this slice of real life! It would be frightening if you thought someone was watching you though…smiles.

  5. That’s pretty funny. Every-once-in-a-while I’ll photograph some non-retail business and I’ll see a head or body at the window which looks so real. Always turns out to be a dummy. Nice poem and story. 🙂

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