Sunday, February 20, 2011


I was at an AGM today and an old friend apologetically voiced her opinion on a few things - apologetically because these were things she'd said before. Then I spoke up to make a point - also regarding something I'd repeated for a couple of years. I meant to say:
'You might think Shirley & I are a couple of whining old bats, but....'
I actually said:
'I don't want to sound like a whining old bat like Shirley....'
There was a silence.......and I said 'No! I didn't mean to say that, I meant....'
But by now the room had collapsed in laughter. And of course no matter how much I apologised to Shirley, the damage had been done. Hung by the tongue. So I've promised her a dinner instead, and I'm going to follow through on that.
The story of my life.
You'd think one would grow wiser as one grows older, wouldn't you? I've been waiting for wisdom for a long time now. I know it's not supposed to happen overnight. But I'm about to give up and bury myself in a nunnery where I have to take a vow of silence. Do they accept old bats these days?
Then again, think of the laughter at my expense that I'll deprive people of.......


  1. Bwwaaaaahaaahaaa, thats hilarious. I look forward to reading all of your stories. Love you Lots Mom!

  2. I'll give it a bash, Skottel! I'm getting feedback that people are having difficulty leaving a comment and I don't know how to help them. Can you or Mands help?

  3. Oh dear mamajoon, I've done things like that too.

    Love 'hung by the tongue'!

  4. Brilliant Mom!!!! Bwaaaahaaaaa!!!! You're gonna have to make that one real slap-up dinner for Shirley. :-)

  5. Re posting comments: I'll talk you thru it on Skype so you understand the process. That way it'll be easy to explain to your friends.