Sorry folks, I just couldn’t resist – it was too funny not to post. In fact, believe it or not, it reminds me of a real life story from my childhood and it goes like this…
One winter morning (I was about 13) my little brother, CE was outside with his buddy Jimmy playing war. No big deal because he was always outside playing with Jimmy no matter the weather, much as you would expect of an 8 year old.
My bedroom was in the back of the house and had a back door, with a window, that led out to the back yard. Mom and I were in my room chatting about something or another and for some reason Mom looked out side. All the color drained from her face and see ran to the door and pulled it open. She screamed for my brother to come in immediately.
I had no idea what was going on or why my mother was so non-plussed but was quite intrigued. My little brother hurried inside and said, ‘What’s the matter?’
I almost died. Around his head he had wrapped a kotex, which he also colored with ketchup or something red and I suppose he was make believing it was a head bandage or something, given that he was playing war.
I had to keep digging my nails in my closed hand to keep from laughing out loud. So it went like this:
Mom: What is that on your head?
CE: It’s a bandage.
Mom: Where did you get it?
CE: (pointing to me) Her closet.
Mom: Take that off right now!
Mom: Because I said so!
CE: Oh man!
Mom: Right now, young man!
He took it off and handed it to her and she almost passed out.
Me: What’s that red stuff?
That was it, I fell over laughing and even Ma joined in. We couldn’t even speak much less answer all of my brother’s demands to know what was so funny.
Nothing like making the most of what you’ve got, eh?
Life is funny sometimes, doncha think?