Now I am not one to complain. Moaning, whining, getting ratty about the world are things far from my kind, forgiving nature as you know. However when Mike Tyson appeared on the screen tonight to tell us about 'Being on drugs when boxing,' or 'How he overcame his drink problem,' I begin to think "SHUTTUP!" I am sick to the teeth hearing celebs or the 'famous' tell us how they overcame being so stupid as to become hooked on drugs when the entire world has known for years that they are dangerous. I am fed up hearing yet another celeb telling us their problems, at a huge price of course. Yet day by day they appear, contrite, sober and full of their story, until possibly the next time and the next payday.
Now I am happy folks get away from such stuff. Nothing better to see a man overcome a problem, happy indeed when the real world arrives and a celebrity finds a happy life. However the tale of woe they offer often follows after they have been warned by many they are hurting themselves, or worse being led that way by those on the make and all celebs have someone attempting to use them. There are Christian books like this where the individual offers nine chapters of 'How I was a witch,' followed by one where 'Jesus saved me.' Much better to have one about the previous life and nine about the better one! Let us spend less time on peoples failings and more on the good side of life. Sadly that however would not sell papers, fill TV time and suit the public voyeurism.
Had I been in a mind to complain I could comment on waiting in for Parcelforce to deliver this morning, filling in my time doing the women's work while listening for the doorbell, but I am not of a mind to grumble. However I rose in the dark once again especially to be ready for his knock, waited till eleven and then gave up and wandered the streets. When I returned he had still not yet shown up although the postman had, he went out of his way to make a special effort to bend the two Christmas Cards while shoving them through the door. Postmen don't like this door. Usually the worst letterboxes are those three inches of the ground, and they ought to be banned! However our main door is actually upside down and the letter box is therefore quite high for wee folks. The Landlord has reused a door simply by turning a battered one upside down leaving the box just too high for wee posties!
After a foul lentil soup and stale bread lunch, a quick sleep and a bad coffee I guessed the parcel was not going to arrive today. At this time of year it is inevitable they will be busy, and at three in the afternoon he would avoid the traffic polluting the street outside my door. So I wandered abroad again, picturing the sun dropping behind the buildings, very glad that Saturday is the shortest day because from then on we head towards a glorious Spring! I need not tell you that the weathermen inform us high winds and belting rain will obscure the shortest day, and last well into the longest night! Bah!
Anyway when I arrived back having avoided spending any money I do not possess I found the neighbour had taken the parcel in. A box of goodies from my sister! As my mother aged she ate less and less so I took to sending daft small things she might eat, tins of anchovies, small packets of chocolate milk etc, in what I called Red Cross Parcels in a vain hope she might attempt them while she and the neighbour gossiped during the dreadful soaps they watched. Nora was sent through by her man whenever the football was on, to give him opeace and to allow them to natter. Later, when I was unemployed my sister began to send them to me at Christmas! Using her womanly instinct she managed never to send me anything I ever used! Mind you when mum died some of the stuff I sent remained unused also. We ate it however!
A man brings his best buddy home for dinner
unannounced at 5:30 pm after work.
His wife begins screaming at him
and his friend just sits and listens in.
"My hair and makeup are not done,
the house is a mess, the dishes are not done,
I'm still in my pyjamas and I can't be bothered with cooking tonight!
What the hell did you bring him home for?"
"Because he's thinking of getting married."