So the other day, the old man comes home frustrated to the last F. He was tired. Let's just say it had not been his best day. Some Kenyan runner had just won yet another marathon. Usually my father loves athletics. There's a reason we still watch Olympics in the house. But this day, he just stood up and mumbled "This guy only have 2 legs and they just brought in 7 million. I have been on 4 wheels the whole day and I made nothing. and I still have my 2 legs. idiots!"
(Random photo to invoke national pride)
My mother laughed a hearty one right there. She knows he was frustrated but it is important to have a good laugh at the end of the day. Luckily, he also laughed. A hearty one. Bad days happen to everyone. But I am slowly coming to appreciate that the worst days produce the funniest anecdotes. Not too many people laugh at your stories of your good days. But tell them about the day you had a hit and run with a donkey in shags while you were innocently walking home and you will see how you will have a roaring audience.
even the donkeys will laugh
I think the only thing needed to fix a bad day is a good audience. My father is lucky he has my mother. My old lady has one of those laughs that can only invoke only one of 2 reactions: either you join her or you suppress the urge to punch her in the face. You know kama ile ya Cess wa CapitalFm Her husband tends to choose reaction 1. I think that was one of his best decisions because now he has an audience always willing to laugh at him when things go wrong. Bad days be damned.
Last year I had a rather ridiculous fender bender with my boss' car. Now every event we go for, he is sure to drop that story in every time the conversation moves to cars and women. It always seems to have extra-exaggerated additions and extra-exaggerated gestures but I stand there looking particularly embarrassed while all this rich old people have a good laugh at my expense. It was not quite as dramatic as he likes to portray it. Yep. Only fond memories of that day.
So if you think you are having a bad day, gather you're peeps around you. You'll be amazed what a good laugh at yourself does to raise your spirits.
Happy Easter! :)