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Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Body That Popped!

There was a pause in the conversation.

I was once again being admonished for forgetting to do something.

For a moment I felt like a schoolboy receiving a severe ticking-off for forgetting my homework.

I shuffled my feet.

"Well?"

"Well what?"  I said, the pause now well and truly over and my state of confusion deepening.

"God give me strength!" came the reply. "What are you going to do about it?"

It was one of those admonishments that let's you know you have done (or not done) something, thereby causing your 'other half' great displeasure, but without actually giving you that key piece of information that let's you know exactly what it was that you did, or didn't, do.

I was tired after a long day in the workshop with a client and was not up for a fight of any kind.

"What do you suggest I do?" I asked, hoping desperately for a hint.

"Oh for goodness sake!"

There was another pause, then a pause that appeared pregnant and then, finally, that pop of a baby pause.

I was in the wrong but didn't know in which 'wrong' I was neck deep in.

There was nothing else to do.

So I body-popped!
This ain't me!


For the first time in my life, I body-popped!

God knows what I looked like as I did it. I don't even know if I did it right.

But the mood of She Who Must Be Obeyed lightened.  A confused expression passed over her face, quickly followed by giggles then raucous laughter.  Tears streamed down her face as she laughed until it hurt.

She never told me what I'd done wrong ... and I'm not going to ask either.

14 comments:

  1. LOL Stay safe. Do you think you could do it again should the need arise? :)

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    1. I doubt it! I don't even know how I did it the first time!

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  2. I can't imagine how you pulled this off. I'd be in traction if i tried to do any of this body popping stuff.

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    1. I only did a little bit ... a sort of one man, sideways Mexican Wave ... so I remained physically intact.

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  3. Wise move not asking what you did wrong, as i suspect you'd be in more trouble than you are now for not knowing :-).

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    1. I narrowed it down to three things (without asking). All of which I eventually did.

      No further words on the subject, or the body popping,have been exchanged.

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  4. Too funny. I would have laughed too!!

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    1. You are off my Christmas card list!

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  5. There must be a way to turn these events from "you did something wrong," to "everything you do is praise worthy."

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  6. I want to see the video of you doing this....

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    1. Video? I prob'ly couldn't do it again without a camera pointed at me, never mind with.

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  7. Smart man. You make me laugh. Loved the Fox and Hounds post.

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    1. Thanks! I'm pleased you you enjoyed it!

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