The funny thing that happened to me on the way to the Catch today makes me wonder if I want to keep this “lighten up” theme going all week for fear of what might happen the rest of the week, since what is funny seems to always come at my expense. This one my wife relishes because it came as a result of turning the dining room table into my office in the early morning — something she is not at all fond of.
In order to plug my laptop in when the battery gets low, I have to run the cord from a wall plug in the next room, around the corner and under the dining room table to my computer. Well today, my foot caught the cord as I walked around the table and I went down like a ton of bricks, slamming my face into the wall. Often you have time to brace yourself for a fall like this, but this was just “Wham!” and I was instantly down before I even knew what happened. Fortunately there wasn’t any permanent damage to my face except for a couple of bruises. I can’t say the same for my glasses, however, but they needed to be replaced anyway. To be sure, this wasn’t very funny to me at the time, but if you could have seen it, it would have been hilarious — the kind of thing that happens all the time in cartoons and slapstick. Someone goes flying and smashes into a wall. In the cartoon, I can see the guy sliding down the wall with eyes crossed and little birds twittering around his head.
It reminded me of the time I opened the back door from the garage on a skunk right where I would step out onto the deck. I was so shocked, I tried to slam the door while still keeping my eye on the skunk without realizing I couldn’t do that without slamming the door on my head. Duh … I’m really glad there was no one there to see that one!
And finally, Marti got into the act this morning. She just ran the K-cup coffee maker without anything to catch the coffee. Strike one for Marti. Unfortunately, one more strike for me and I’m out.
Keep safe, everybody. It looks like we’re closing down again — at least here in California. Find something to laugh about and keep praying. Pray for those at risk and especially those who can’t do anything about it, like those in nursing homes and prisons and areas of town where people are forced to live close together.
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And look for people in your neighborhood like elderly or shut-ins who may need help.
And finally, if you have a funny story, send it to me. Save me from a strikeout!