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Sunday Musings #90

Everything is funny as long as it’s happening to someone else.

– Will Rogers


I remember when I was about twelve years old, walking to the bus station with my best friend after school one day. It was winter, so it was dark and it was snowing.

We chatted away together, which made the freezing cold walk pass more quickly. Suddenly, my friend was no longer there!

I looked around, then down. She was flat on her back on the pavement, having slipped on some ice.

I burst out laughing! This was the funniest thing; the surprise of it; but mostly, that it hadn’t happened to me!

Of course, I helped her up and checked that she wasn’t seriously hurt: no bones broken (but you don’t break so easily when you’re young.) I was still laughing as I dusted the snow off her gabardine raincoat. She was cross, understandably, with falling in the first place, and with her best friend still laughing at her.

But I couldn’t help myself. I believe this is referred to as relief laughter. Or as Will Rogers says above, “Everything is funny as long as it’s happening to someone else!”


Sunday Musings #86

I hate when I think I’m buying organic vegetables and when I get home I discover they’re just regular donuts.

– Robin McCauley Lynch


I just found this hilarious!

I don’t actually buy organic vegetables, or even any vegetables, very often, apart from the staple carrot, which I eat raw. And I’m not that keen on donuts either; they’re too greasy.

But I certainly appreciate the sentiment in the above quote. After all, however many healthy foods I buy, it’s still chocolate that I want to eat!


post script: WP glitch. Has anyone else noticed a problem trying to comment on posts in the WP Reader? I read the post and go to comment, only to find there is no comment box. Clicking on the comment icon takes you to the bottom of the post – where there is still no comment box. 

Any suggestions, or is this just me?


Sunday Musings #85

I just stepped on a cornflake. Now I’m a cereal killer. 

– Unknown


Just a little nonsense for a sleepy Sunday!

I love a play on words and the unexpected. Though I can’t remember the last time I actually ate cornflakes!


I also love that Autocorrect is prompting me to change ‘cereal’ to ‘serial’, confirming what I always suspected; computers have no sense of humour!