Thursday, 4 November 2010

Laughter is the best medicine...

I read a post entitled The Art of the Cover-up Post by Rosie Scribble a few weeks ago and little did I know that I would be doing the same thing.

A cover up post for those of you not familiar with Rosie's blog is a post where you cover up your previous post with something banal, something random as a smokescreen of sorts. The reason for the smokescreen is that you've posted something very personal. Something you weren't sure that you should and now have to cover up that fact.

So here is mine.

An 80 year old couple were having problems remembering things, so they decided to go to their doctor to get checked out to make sure nothing was wrong with them.

When they arrived at the doctors, they explained to the doctor about the problems they were having with their memory. After checking the couple out, the doctor told them that they were physically okay but might want to start writing things down and make notes to help them remember things.

The couple thanked the doctor and left. Later that night while watching TV, the man got up from his chair and his wife asked, "Where are you going?" He replied, "To the kitchen." She asked, "Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?" He replied, "Sure." She then asked him, "Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?" He said, "No, I can remember that."

She then said, "Well I would also like some strawberries on top. You had better write that down because I know you'll forget that." He said, "I can remember that, you want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries." She replied, "Well I also would like whipped cream on top. I know you will forget that so you better write it down."

With irritation in his voice, he said, "I don't need to write that down! I can remember that." He then fumes into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes he returned from the kitchen and handed her a plate of bacon and eggs. She stared at the plate for a moment and said angrily: "I TOLD you to write it down! You forgot my toast!"

Ba-boom. Thanks folks, we're here 'till Tuesday. Try the chicken...


  1. Love the cover up and the covered, i think most parents (striving for the good parent ethos) have feelings and thoughts that they feel afraid of voicing whether through fear of rejection or admitting vulnerability but it's a human thing. We are not Mummy Machines despite the fact that we seem to think that we need to be, never apologise for warmth or honesty hunny, love to you all, chat soon x x

  2. Ah! Thanks for the mention. Great cover-up post. Now I'm off to see what you're covering up! x

  3. Just popped over from BMB to say hi. Nice blog.

  4. Have been having a rather crappy day and that joke was the BEST!! Thanks!

  5. @Rosie. You're welcome. I love your blog and it's a great source of inspiration. x

  6. @ ebabeeikes. What an awesome blog you have. We have the same taste! ;)

  7. @Mid30's: I hope your evening is better. I was considering telling a dirty joke and thought better of it. No one tells jokes any more... :(


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