News Of Doom

24 Jun

Is this a male/female thing? Or more about the fact that on awakening most mornings, I find it difficult to gather my thoughts. Okay, I’ve got a helluva lot tumbling around my head at the moment – but was there really any excuse for the little error that I made this morning?

My gentlemen friend got out of bed before me today. ‘That’s nice,’ I thought. ‘He’s gone down to make the kids’ breakfast. Perhaps it’s because I was so lovely to him yesterday.’

I got up myself, did the usual thing of tripping up whilst putting my knickers on and then heard a bit of manly chunnering drifting up the stairs. He then yelled to me;

“We’re out!”

“Of what? Cornflakes or Shreddies?” I shrieked back. (I knew that it couldn’t be milk, because the milkman came yesterday.) “Anyway,” I carried on, “If you’d just do as you were told and write down on the shopping list what we need – we wouldn’t have this problem!”

“EUROPE!” he yelled back.

The crazy thing is – that we’re all interested in politics in this family. I went to bed thinking about the referendum. But awoke, fretting about the contents of my cupboards.

Meanwhile, the kids had overheard the “News of Doom” as the 8 year old had decided to call it.  Then my 11 year old daughter entered the bathroom, kicked the washing basket and grumped; “I’m leaving this country, if I turn the telly on and Nigel ‘Kermit The Frog’ Farage is grinning all over his smug face.

(Oh – and we *were* out of corn flakes, by the way.)


11 Responses to “News Of Doom”

  1. Lesley Elliott June 24, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

    What did Kermit sing……’s time to face the music?
    At least Farage will be out of a job too and won’t be running the Country.
    It will be very sad for all of us if we go back to what some folk are calling the good old days. I doubt most who voted to leave can rven remember the grey 1950’s and prior.
    I can, and there was nowt good about them apart from the community spirit and charity when needed from friends and family.
    Unfortunately most of our society are now ‘what’s in it for me’ syndrome so I doubt the community spirit will ever return. Be interesting to see how those who sold us out for ‘ wifem ‘ cope if their little prince and princesses can’t have the latest designer trainers or Xbox etc.
    Rant over ……….I have a headache from constantly shaking my head.
    Shame on Great Britain!

    • funnylass June 24, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

      Got to say that I’m really surprised after speaking to lots of kids and young people – how outraged they are that adults are ‘messing with our futures’ to this degree.

  2. Jax June 24, 2016 at 10:02 am #

    Nobody knows what’s gonna happen. Let things settle down first and Mr Farage won’t be running the country. At least the prat that’s supposed to be running it has resigned

    • funnylass June 24, 2016 at 10:03 am #

      We had to reassure the gal that Monsieur Kermit definitely won’t be in charge…

      • timotei_girl June 24, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

        Tell her actually Nigel is out of job as MEP

        • funnylass June 24, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

          heh. Reply was ‘no doubt he’ll find somewhere else to make money out of people who don’t have brains.’ (!)

        • funnylass June 24, 2016 at 9:03 pm #

          Last I heard before ‘lights out’ was rather in accordance with your view. “Bet he blames some immigrant taking his job as MEP-Muppet or whatever KERMIT himself used to pretend to do..”

  3. Anne Harvey June 24, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    Oh, I loved this! And your girl’s remark about ‘Kermit the Frog’ was spot on. I shall be having a giggle every time he puts in an appearance. Have you noticed how he’s claiming the victory as his own!!

    • funnylass June 24, 2016 at 10:04 am #

      Ta Anne. She’s an astute observer. I’m banking on Teresa May becoming his ‘Miss Piggy’ …

  4. Lorna Craig June 24, 2016 at 8:52 am #

    Understand what she means about his face, I wouldn’t get tired of slapping that 🙂

    • funnylass June 24, 2016 at 8:54 am #

      Well, we don’t approve of violence but sometimes…. needs must. 😉

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