Die laughing or die of embarrassment?
Having recently studied the English language I am more in-tune than ever with the use of metaphors. We use them all the time; let the cat out of the bag, like a dog with a bone, fits of laughter – there are zillions of them. Over the last 24 hours I have probably used many myself but the two I have used for the title of this blog are the most relevant for me; twice I have sent messages of sympathy to people (different people, thank heaven) and twice I have cocked-up (another metaphor!). As I am writing this I am giggling away to myself at my idiocy.
Firstly, I lost a very dear friend a few years back. She and I were as crazy as each other and both had a ridiculously childish sense of humour. She was a real giggler. Every year I send her son a private message on his birthday and on her birthday; S was very young when he lost his mum. I can’t explain it, but I feel it is what she would have wanted – and I had a strong bond with C, that remains through death. Yesterday I sent C’s son a ‘Happy Birthday to you’ message when it was, in fact, HER birthday! Dopey or what?
I did re-message S, explaining my madness – and also telling him she would be cracking up laughing ‘up there’…because she would. We had that sort of friendship. C always saw the funny side of the many serious ‘situations’ I became involved in!
Today, a colleague posted on FB that she had lost her darling cat. I know what it’s like to lose a beloved pet (my last dog, Scamp, was nineteen when we lost her…it was heartbreaking). Being me, I posted what I thought would be a comforting message, but…I referred to her pet as…a DOG! Ouch! What an idiot I felt when she messaged back.
All I can say is, ‘My heart is in the right place’ but ‘My head is a tad wobbly and drops out of gear at times’. I hope D is not offended but I don’t know her like I knew C and her son, so…please forgive me D?
Ajolopising for my dopeyness…but giggling at myself too…
It’s A Girl Thing