I spent boxing day with my family. We were all sitting at the table eating when one of my daughters said to me “You do know you’re on the broken chair, don’t you mum?”
Well, no, I didn’t, but I secretly reckoned if it fell apart it would add humour to the occasion.
My seven year old grandson giggled and said “If Grandma falls off the chair she’ll be an even more broken old woman.”
For a split second everyone looked uncomfortable – would I see the humorous side of the remark?
How could they doubt it?.
The chair wasn’t dismembered by my raucous laughter, and I was a little disappointed – it would have been a perfect finale.
©Jane Paterson Basil