Tuesday, 10 June 2008
What a day I had yesterday:
European Football Cup - Italy lost 3-0 to the bleedin' Dutch; got the dogs draped in the Italian flags - little good it did. Made the kids laugh - but no Voodoo magic there.
But that's not the worst of it. I smacked my head with the car door again.
Getting in the car - opens door - heavy - SMACK - straight in the head. Got a cut going from the top of my left eye to half way down my nose. Get in the car - blood streaming down face - kids concerned.
"What happened dad?"
"Smacked my head with the car door"
"Why d'ya do that dad?"
"Cos I'm a pillock".
Kids dabbing head with tissues - clucking concerns.
Get into the house - wife sees me - and absolutely cracks up....laughing, .....no sympathy whatsoever.
Trouble is: got to give a closing speech in Court today. What do I look like? Like a man attacked with a machette. Suspicious.
Is it only me that smacks car door in the head?
Last time I did it - September. Wife had her two (very nice) friends to tea (husband and wife). Mr P had never met them. Came back from work about 8 o'clock - parked car - closed car door and then opened it again to get my bag.
SMACK! CAR DOOR IN THE HEAD.
Hit head so hard - I fell and lay on the grass for a couple of minutes in a daze.
Eventually walked into the house - with mud all over my trousers and a lump on my forehead the size of a golf ball - blood trickling down my shirt as well.
Walks straight into kitchen and wife introduces me to the friends.
"Oh - me Gawd! What's happened to you" - hand on mouth - startled - concerned.
"Hit the car door in my head".
The whole room just cracks up - laughing - even these new friends - who I've never met - no decorum whatsoever. And not one of them suggested I lie down - have a glass of water - think it through. Stuff like that.
Just made em all laugh. They were borderline cheering.
I mean - Bloody Hell!!
Still it broke the ice I suppose. There they were - expecting to meet the famous barrister - and what do they get?
Don’t know what the Judge is going to make of me today.
That's life eh?