Thursday, 29 November 2012
Overcome by trivia
As with so many things, the power of the inanimate is awe inspiring.
Does anyone know why, when your hands are full, faced with a pair of swing doors, the one which is unlocked always says "pull"?
Why, on the one morning you are running late, having for once had a good night's sleep and overslept, you pull on your shoes in the dark, is the right foot always in the left shoe?
Why when you have left something upstairs do you only find you need it when you are downstairs, and worse, when you get back up there do you forget what it was?
Shopping, looking for something, finally you find it hand over a 25% off coupon triumphantly, only to hear,"sorry madam this coupon ran out yesterday".
When you phone someone you need to talk to urgently, why is it they are always "out" or "in a meeting", and when you call back later at the time suggested, they have just gone to lunch?
In a hurry, needing a quick photocopy of just one single sheet, the machine requests several minutes of codes, minute instructions etc. and when you have finally got the green light, you push the start button and "out of paper", it sneers.
Queuing for a coffee, you are eyeing the one remaining piece of coffee and walnut cake, then the person just in front takes it!!!!!!
Waiting for the bus in the cold and wet, it finally hoves into view with the words "Not in service" proudly displayed in front.
And, last but not least, a particularly personal one, why don't eyelashes grow as fast and as long as eyebrows?
PPS I have just seen a Blackcap in the back garden. Of course, I am upstairs and the camera is downstairs!
Posted by Ray Barnes at 11:14:00 a.m.