Written in response to the Daily Word-prompt ‘Chuckle‘
Chuckle! One of my favourite words. For me, having a chuckle is a daily occurance and I will always find something to giggle about.
Sometimes we chuckle, giggle or laugh at the silliest of things, and often we find ourselves having a little chuckle at someone else’s expense.
A close friend of mine has the knack of saying and doing the wrong thing and this often raises a chuckle from family and friends.
For instance, she once purchased a number of belated birthday cards which prompted the shop assistant to remark “Oh my goodness you’ve forgotten a lot of birthdays!” My friend replied with a poker face “I haven’t forgotten them yet!” The sound of chuckling was heard from all around except from her. She firmly believed she was being very efficient buying the belated cards, after all, forgetting birthdays was quite high on her ‘I Forgot list’
Then there was the time of the Fuel crisis. She was cooking and talking at the same time, which in her case is not always a good combination. As she stirred the contents of a saucepan she suddenly announced “I’m quite worried that I won’t be able to buy petrol during this Custard crisis!”
On another occasion she informed the family she’d inadvertently parked on the double yellow white lines. Her husband remarked how clever it was of her to do that, especially as there’s no such thing as yellow white lines!
Let’s not forget the time she was preparing lunch and at the same time offering advice to someone about buying a new fridge. “Perhaps you could look into Interest Free Carrots!”
Then there was the death of her husband. She visited the Chapel of Rest with her grown up children. Writing a sweet note in the Book of Remembrance was a sombre moment and it was her intention to end the note with Finally at Peace. Unfortunately, she missed out the word at. It now reads ‘Finally…… Peace!
The undertaker, a friend of her husband, remarked that it was the first time in the history of his funeral business that he had heard the sound of raucous laughter coming from the chapel.