Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Just give me a home, where the buffalos roam.

I've just realised (although there's been a dawning of this coming on for a while, let me tell you) why God invented Retirement.  Why Nature invented a General Slowing Down.  Why Time needs so much of it to Work.  Etcetera.  An Epiphany?  A great flash of inspiration?  A sudden burst of hitherto untapped creativity?
I just got back from dropping The Girl off on her 'Sixth Form Shadow Day' and accidentally bumped into my reflection in the rear view mirror as I was unclipping my seatbelt.
See Jackie Stallone there?
So did I.
This is clearly what happens to a person who has spent the best part of  their life trying to hold down a job of any description in the name of trying to keep a roof over their heads and something edible on the plate. 
Of course, getting up, dressed and made up in the dark this morning could also have something to do with it but I'm sticking to blaming it on the ravages of Time and Tide. My overworked body is just getting to tired to cope with commonplace funtions best left to youth.  It needs a rest.
And even whilst I adjusted my badly (embarrassingly badly)  applied lipstick from 6 a.m. I almost convinced myself that NOBODY else saw how insanely it had been flung on earlier, especially not The Girl, her boyfriend, his brother, his sister and his parents.  They wouldn't have seen anything at that hour, would they? In the bright lights of their kitchen.  Surely not.  After all, they live in the neighbouring village from Denial where I reside - it's probably in the water. And I'm hurtling towards the age where I just won't give a sh*t anyway. So,  I'm in training.
Embarrassment - moi?
I'd say.


Jacqueline Christodoulou said...

That's nothing Debs, I was in M&S yesterday with my Roy Cropper coat and bag, and I'd put on my wrong glasses and tied back my hair, and at the checkout the bloke said, "That'll be three pounds sixty sir." Charming. I mentioned it to my brother later on and he said, "Well you do look a bit like Vic Reeves."

Good job I've reached that age where I don't give a damn!

Debs Riccio said...

OMG, Jacqui, it truly is all downhill from here, isn't it?! My sympathies - my empathies!

Fionnuala Kearney said...

Cant write - laughing too much at you and Jacqui! x

Debs Riccio said...

Cheers, Fi! x