a public service announcement

21 Aug

Here’s a short list of things to not do the first day off the lounge after a bout of food poisoning, which set in about an hour after you made a public swipe at Parkinson via your online personal journal:

  • make telephone contact with dog breeders;
  • agree on the spot to the quote the roof window fellow offers you, even though he is a truly lovely and genuine chap who rocks up exactly when he says he is going to, speaks to you in a respectful way, and says such reassuring things as oh, yeah, we can do that, this will be a simple job, wish they were all this simple and you could do it that way, but it’s much cheaper to do it my way;
  • turn the television on again – one full day of daytime television is enough for anyone who has passed their mid-twenties;
  • take children – one of whom (and yes, thanks for asking, the Grumpy/Obstinate One) is slightly under the weather, but has spent a whole day at combined pre-school/childcare anyway because you’re in a mad flap and really couldn’t afford to spend two days on the couch – to the market to stock up on fruit because obviously eighteen apples and six pears purchased on Saturday isn’t enough fruit for what seem to be two rather small boys;
  • re-read ‘work’ done in notebooks while in a poisoned stupor;
  • answer phone, particularly if there is a chance the person on the other end will be potential client expecting an intelligent discussion with you;
  • have a coffee to prove you are recovered.

Instead, take your partner’s advice and spend another day on the couch, although substituting DVDs for the television overload.

Also, you know how people tell you that should not reheat reheated takeaway. Yeah, well, you shouldn’t.


9 Responses to “a public service announcement”

  1. river August 21, 2007 at 6:26 pm #

    Re-heating re-heated takeaway food?? It doesn’t taste as good on the first re-heat, a second re-heat is just wrong. There would be no flavour left at all. Hope you had lots of good dvds to see you through.

  2. ThirdCat August 21, 2007 at 7:08 pm #

    It tasted good. Just a pity about the bacteria.

  3. suse August 21, 2007 at 8:16 pm #

    Was it the twice heated chicken curry? Because we have some in our fridge right now and we are both ignoring it.

  4. blackbird August 21, 2007 at 9:10 pm #

    Thank god it was takeaway. Am off to throw ours out.

  5. Pavlov's Cat August 21, 2007 at 10:54 pm #

    Dog breeders?

  6. Pavlov's Cat August 21, 2007 at 10:54 pm #

    Dog breeders?

  7. Ariel August 22, 2007 at 2:14 am #

    Yes, dvds are better for a couch day. You were obviously feeling particularly bad to have endured a whole day of daytime TV instead.

    Hope you’re feeling better now!

  8. elsewhere August 22, 2007 at 7:58 am #

    You must be getting better now if you can blog…

  9. ThirdCat August 22, 2007 at 8:35 am #

    Eggplant, suse.
    PC, I know. Like I say: when did I become this person?
    And yep, all better now (though exhausted). I knew I really was sick, because I couldn’t even face turn my computer on for well over 24 hours.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: