Thursday, August 12, 2010

An Anecdote

I have to admit it. I love my own sense of humour. I suppose that's true of everybody up to a point. I mean it stands to reason that what we think is funny we think is funny. Yesterday, I gave myself a good chuckle as a result of a line that I came up with out of the surprising blue.

Previously, I have describe Zach's propensity to appear behind me when I least expect it. Actually, I am growing to expect his appearances more often, be they behind, sideways or any other way, but he still surprises me by times. To wit: I was helping sister wash her hands in the handwashingroom, when he suddenly manifested himself, right by my elbow, quite eager to wash his hands too. In a certain amount of exasperation I opined (I want to say ejaculated, but we can't use that word in any other way but one anymore): "Zachary, you're like the Holy Ghost. You're everywhere."

I know it doesn't sound like a rib-splitter when I describe it like that, but it did have the quality of surprise and was a bit of a tension breaker in what had become a vexing morning. Cuppa also caught the humour and joined me in my giggles — which I appreciated very much because I often giggle alone while folk look on his befuddled amusement , lifting their knowing eyebrows and endeavouring to nod surreptitiously but sagely to one another.

Upon reflection, other analogies would also fit. A stealth aircraft that evades radar detection comes to mind. Or what about a Klingon Bird of Prey that can suddenly decloak and blast you a good one.

Getting back to the religious motif, however, I am reminded of the Lord's words: "Lo, I am with you always." For Zach, it's more like: "Beware, for LOW I am with you always."

12 comments:

Diana said...

Hi AC,
This post reminds me of an episode of Seinfeld. I don't know if you've ever watched the show or not. There was an episode that I believe was called "The Sidler" in which this co=worker of Elaine's would randomly appear behind her and scare the bejeezes out of her! So she gave him a package of Tic Tacs telling him that he needed them for his breath. This way she could always hear him coming! However I don't think that cute little Zach would need that! Love Di ♥

Ginger said...

LOL! The first two sentences had me smiling and the whole post followed in suit. AC, your sense of humor amuses more than just you!

Turtle Guy said...

"I love me" leaps to mind - which I use regularly.

"Beware, for LOW I am with you always." You got a good chuckle out of me with that one!

Judy said...

Oh, I think its funny AND perfect.

And his purpose is to teach us to love!

Donna said...

Hahaaa...well it Is funny! And applicable! He does get around!!Lolol...You'll miss that one day...
hughugs

Bernie said...

That is a good one AC...I honestly broke out laughing as I vizulized the two of you around the sink and Zac arriving unexpectedly, and you and cuppa laughing at your spontaneoous remark....it is just too funny.....:-) Hugs

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

*groan*

That last parting-shot remark was even funnier than your original witticism. World-class pun.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

yes the last pun was the best one in the story, AC. And I was also looking for the accompanying pics.

anecdotes said...

At least he didn't scream "BOO" to the top of his lungs...

Mary G said...

Owwww.

Kila said...

Thanks for the laugh :)

Valerie - Still Riding said...

The mate always said the only thing wrong with my sense of humor was that I thought it was funny....

But you got it in one....I laughed...