If there’s one thing to be said about the Jones Household, it’s the slightly odd sense of humour we all share. I should add this is not in an unwoke, punching down kinda way, but more wry amusement at the failings of ourselves and that of modern life.
So it was that a few weekends ago I had somehow thrown my back out. As much as a good walk with the hounds across moor and hill helped somewhat, the obligatory sitting down seemed to be the enemy. I tried the usual techniques of stretching, resting, the universal cure for blokes across the land – ibuprofen, a mug of tea, and rest – but to no avail. Not even my trusty hot water bottle did the trick. With no place to rush to, I decided on a long, hot bath. Plus, while the water ran, maybe the tablets would kick in. This seems like a plan.
A few minutes later the tub was foaming nicely and the bathroom steamed with the scent of a midrange bubble bath. As I slipped into the suds, – please don’t visualise this, you’ll just feel ill 😛 – I felt myself relax, and as Little Miss was keeping an eye on both hounds, I could risk a reasonable rest.
Which tablets were those? I felt my brain say.
Ah, the clarity of the situation set in. Those were the Ever Lovely Mrs J’s high strength ones.
Bugger: that would explain the warm fuzzy feeling creeping up my face and back plus the slightly disconnected feeling I had with the world. Oh well. 😀
I thought it best to sit up and not get too comfortable. After all, what if I nodded off and slipped under the water? 🙂 What a way to go eh? Still, I think you have to laugh at yourself. It’s generally kinder than when other people do it. 🙂
Going back to my initial opening about a dark sense of humour, I did find myself wondering what people would think of such a passing. Not that it would really matter to me as I’d not be here to listen. Mind you, wouldn’t that be a grand old joke on we atheists if there was an afterlife? 🙂
But, the life insurance would certainly pay for a very nice holiday and now Wee Man is of a size, my main use as chief jar opener would be superfluous.
You have to look at the bright side.
PS: There will be no mention of the B***** word in today’s post.
PPS: A free Paddington Bear Hard Stare to anyone who mentions it…. and I don’t mean bathed. 😀