Thursday, 10 June 2010
One night, when the whole family was gathered and braaing was going on (a Bar-B-Q) in the garden underneath the wooden deck of my sister-in-law’s house, I was amazed to see husband with an ear-to-ear grin on his face. I suddenly realised how rare this is, so fraught with work worries is he normally. The cause of this light mood proved to be an ice cube that he had carefully placed on top of the deck so that it would melt slowly on top of his brother-in-law’s bald head. Perhaps there’s something to be said for boarding schools - you learn to be the butt of jokes. It reminds me of another of hubbie’s boarding school japes - one of the guys was very stingy with his termly ‘tuck’ whereas the others all shared and he had an assortment of three padlocks on his locker to prevent theft. No problem: my husband and his friends simply unscrewed the back of the locker and helped themselves. Apparently, the guy never tumbled to this ruse. Perhaps he got what was coming to him.