…the parrots begin to jabber

This is what Willis was talking about!

The Learning Academy in Murfreesboro, Fantastic!


So, Mrs. Fullbug goes to the dentist.  There is no parking spot.  Next door? Someplace called The Learning Academy with an empty parking lot.  MFB does what anyone would do.  When she comes out, she is greeted with the following day brightener under her windshield wiper.  5 and 1/2 hours later, the Impala has still not turned into the threatened amphibian.  Maybe they should call it “The Lernin’ Academy”.  Maybe you should think twice before you send your little darling to this joint.  “Your” now warned.  Ribbit.


December 10, 2008 - Posted by | Things I've seen driving around Middle Tennessee, What the... | ,


  1. I am in the industry. This facility was right. They deal with the SAFETY OF CHILDREN, how do they know who this car is in this car or truck. More so would you not want your child protected. GOOD JOBS, CENTER. I WOULD DO THE SAME. GET A LAWYER AND SUE THIS PUBLISHER OF THIS BOLG.

    Comment by Donna Winters | December 13, 2008 | Reply

    • Dear Donna,
      No one thinks the Learning Academy was wrong for asking people not to park in their lot. I believe the problem was that a place of learning should probably do a better job of proving they are educated when they communicate with the public.

      Comment by Nancy | February 17, 2010 | Reply

  2. Donna,
    If I have paid taxes, mortgage, for a property and you are visiting someone on the same street but they have no place to park, I take it upon myself to park in your driveway and you the owner shouldn’t say anything, get real. So what if there was not a single car in the lot that year. People have no sense of respect. If my child was in there I would expect them to protect them at all cost. Speaking of cost,
    let’s find the facility and introduce them to our corporate legal department. Do they check out this stuff before they put it out in web space. Kids should be safe. I agree this is slander, I have attached this to everyone I know. Daycares have to rally together. I am saving this.
    Because we are a coporate center, I can’t put the name.
    By the way I did not spell check, so SUE ME. OOOPS
    L. center

    Comment by kelly mcneil | December 13, 2008 | Reply

  3. To: The facility.
    Office of Bart Durham. Did I smell that write. Just a little humor. Know a facility that SUFFERED the same, slander, ….took a while, but we got PAIDDDDDDDDDD. People should be responsible for what they put out there. I am senting as many people as I can to this site. If they indicate that they would not send there child to your facility…..well don’t want to blow your changes of getting justice. If anyone know this facility please reply with an email. I have some info they would be very interested in. The site is responsible for the info put out there, the author of this and a whole bunch of folk that is attached to this. Email me, and you will not have to work another day. Track everything.

    Comment by kelly mcneil | December 13, 2008 | Reply

  4. Uh, er uh… Hmmmm. I’m not sure what stirred these dames up so. I thought that a sign from some joint called The Learning Academy that either spelled “towed” as “toad” or they thought my wife’s car would turn into one was funny.

    The hysterics (while adorable) are really uncalled for. Thanks for spreading the word though. I’ve been in a real writing slump. I appriciate the site traffic.


    Comment by thefullbug | December 13, 2008 | Reply

  5. Donna,This facility was not correct. They spelled towed as “toad”. I think that was the only point of the post.

    To whoever writes this: I got it. Funny.

    Comment by Michael | December 13, 2008 | Reply

  6. hahahahaha…fullbug…are these people serious?

    Comment by BUSH | December 13, 2008 | Reply

  7. Hey Bug–Be karefull or thees peepole will soo you fore pointin out that thay kant spel to gud. Maybe thay shud go to rehab bekaus thay ar hooked on foniks.

    Comment by RedWriter | December 15, 2008 | Reply

  8. This is some of the funniest traffic I have seen in a long time. I can not believe someone can defend a mistake like “Toad”, especially at an institution that probably deals with teaching the spelling of such a cute little bugger to our posterity. Sure, I make stupid spelling mistakes, but you don’t exactly expect a military person to be particularly smart; just follow orders and get things done.

    Furthermore, the responses are just as funny as the actual topic!! You really made my day, and I’ll be stopping back by more often for a good full-belly laugh.

    You couldn’t make this stuff up!

    Comment by Jeff | December 22, 2008 | Reply

  9. Wow!! *shakes head*. I haven’t seen this much cryin and bitchin since the National Championship game for this year was announced.

    To the readers that got their shorts in a twist, pull the stick out of your ass, and find another PRODUCTIVE way to channel your energy. You people obviously have to much free time on your hands, and need a hobby! Or to take up drinking, one or the other, you make the choice!

    Comment by Ick | January 4, 2009 | Reply

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  11. I wouldn’t be too hard on the facility – this was obviously written by a child. The person who dictated it and placed it on your car may have been as amused by it as the rest of us are.

    Comment by matt | December 30, 2010 | Reply

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  13. People who read and write blogs and get hysterical have got too much time on their hands. Hello.. there’s a world out there. With trees and things. Grass. Sunshine. You remember sunshine? Its that bright stuff that somehow makes its way through the gap in your tightly resolutely drawn curtains and lights up the dust motes wafting up from your mouldy piles of crayon ripped notes and papers.

    Get a life. Or a sense of humour.

    Comment by amanda | October 11, 2011 | Reply

  14. One longtime resident noted: In years past, maybe ten or twelve years ago, we counted fourteen conures at one time. More recently the numbers seem to be dwindling…these days we see three or four maybe in our neck of the woods, 43rd Avenue and Ferdinand Street. I was told they’ve been around for a long time and originated with a bird (or two) flying out of someone’s open window.

    Comment by Fabian Schultz | February 5, 2013 | Reply

  15. I love how this is still going around. I saw it on a friend’s FB page and I had to find the story behind the picture.

    Good job!

    Comment by Marc | February 15, 2013 | Reply

  16. I all the time used to read piece of writing in news papers but now as I am
    a user of internet so from now I am using net for articles,
    thanks to web.

    Comment by find the value of my car | June 22, 2013 | Reply

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