Friday, 5 March 2010

Voice From the Gods

Last weekend the Football Fanatic soared over and above the realms of stupidity that usually only she can reach.
What she did not only bordered on absolute lunacy, but was so incredibly dangerous that it has left both myself and the Father of This Lot shaking our heads in disbelief at what sort of offspring we (well, me, mainly) are bringing up.
I am hoping that time, the great healer, will erase from my mind the thoughts of 'what-could-have-happened-to-her' and for that reason, I have no wish to record the incident here for posterity.
However, this is Mother's Pride, and as usual, there is a lighthearted ending to the whole sorry tale.
The Football Fanatic was at University the following day, doing some kind of broadcasting assignment. They were in a studio, waiting for the lecturer, and the Football Fanatic had seated herself on what she thought was a table while they chatted about their various weekends.
When she told them what she had done over the weekend everyone sat there open-mouthed, obviously having the same reaction (WHAT IN THE NAME OF GOD WERE YOU THINKING OF??) as I had done myself.
Then she turned around, and noticed the lecturer, on the other side of the glass screen, showing a group of prospective students around the campus.
Strangely, the whole group were also staring open-mouthed at the Football Fanatic.
She thought that this was rather odd, until she heard the lecturer's voice, clear as a bell, over the connecting speaker:
'And, that, ladies and gentlemen, is why you should never park your backside on a mixing desk'


Really Rachel said...

Hilarious! Thank you for amusing me again :o)

Kimmie said...

Hmm, sounds like God's protective hand is on her...and He wanted her to know it.

mama to 8
one homemade and 6 1/2 adopted
5 weeks until Ethiopia!!

katney said...

Hmmm. Further evidence of what I heard recently, that in the adolescent brain (through the teens and sometimes into the twenties) the frontal lobe is just plain not connected. I don't remember if the frontal lobe is where the common sense resides, or if it is what is not connected to the common sense. It doesn't make much difference, though, does it?

And I am quite sure I could top FF's escapade with one from my DD's past. And she finally got her frontal lobe all connected.

Casdok said...

I cant even begin to imagine!! But glad she is ok.

Akelamalu said...

Whatever she did at least she's still here to tell the tale eh? It's no wonder we go grey is it? LOL

Daryl said...

Ah .. well ... she's now learned TWO lessons, I wonder if either will stick ..

Miss Ellen E. said...

Oh dear . . . Still, at least she wasn't 'sounding off' about that lecturer! Sometimes I think it's preferable to remain in blissful ignorance regarding our offspring's escapades! :-)

Merisi said...

Double exposure! ;-)

Rose said...

Hey! Glad you're back! I've actually moved my address so I just found out you were back. I'm at

hope you'll visit. I had to move due to an "incident" with the ex-husband. Long story, moved on.

Amrita said...

Oh poor FF!

Sarah - Kala said...

Chortling here. :)