Favourite quote #6: The trouble with real life …
“The trouble with real life is that there is no danger music.” ~ Chip Douglas
South Africa has some pretty serious crime. It affects us all, in more ways than we probably realise; a lifetime of looking over your shoulder is not without effect. But we’re pretty good at making fun of things, and I like this quote:
The reality though is that I’m often more danger to myself than is anyone else. Yesterday I utterly crunched my foot while trying to push myself into a more upright position on the couch! When I pushed down onto my feet, they lost traction on the carpet and went shooting forward under the lower shelf of the coffee table, and I bruised and cut the top of my left foot. There was a quiet expletive I hope my 2-year-old niece didn’t notice (unfortunately I swear when I hurt myself) and then a few tears – it hurt far more than I would have expected but of course doesn’t look nearly as devastating as it should. I had to sit with my foot under an icepack for the rest of the evening, but my little nurse kissed my ‘owwies’ better many times, which helped.
So yes … there I had been, innocently sitting on the couch with my niece, no danger music at all to suggest a contender for the Darwin Awards was about to emerge. If only there had been a little Jaws or Psycho music in the background, I would have been alerted to the impending act of self-destruction and would not right now be sporting yet another scar on this accident-prone body of mine.
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