Time to wind down

Time to put up your feet, let your hair down (if it’s long enough) and enjoy the wind down towards Christmas time. I thought for this week I would share a few things that would hopefully bring a smile and maybe even a laugh or two!

The most odd thing

One day at work this past year, I walked into the ladie’s bathroom, opened a cubicle only to find this:

Yes, a cucumber wrapper from Woolworths. The expiry date was in the future so it really wasn’t old. It was fresh and only the wrapper remained. Who on earth would go to the bathroom with a cucumber?! I’m certainly not going to share my thoughts on this one, but will leave this explanation totally up to you!

The most ingenious cost effective idea

I couldn’t help but have a little giggle at this one. You know when you have worn in that pair of shoes (in this case a pair of slippers), and it’s time for that new pair, possibly even a bigger size to accommodate those growing feet? But you really don’t want to give up on that old pair? Here’s the most ingenious way to accommodate all the above:

Slit open the toe area. I guess this is no longer just a cost saving mechanism but it also:

  • Allows airflow thereby reducing odour and sweating, and
  • Allows for extra foot length.

So there you have it. No need to throw out those old slippers if they getting too small. Just open up some toe space and tadaa!

The most bizarre brain teaser

In recent months, my husband and I stopped at one of our favourite quick stops in the Midlands. Filled up with petrol, and then to grab a quick cuppa and something to eat. As we drove towards the parking, this is what we saw:

A wheelchair friendly sign, presumably targeting all disabled people. There it stood, made of solid metal. In the middle of a parking bay designated for people in wheelchairs. But just take a good look at the picture. My logic goes something like this:

  1. Before being able to park, one would need to stop the car half way out of the parking space.
  2. Attempt to get out of the car using whatever current means a disabled person uses, without placing oneself in danger of other vehicles.
  3. Move the sign out of the parking bay (looks simple and light enough)!
  4. Get back into the car, without placing oneself in danger of other vehicles again.
  5. Park the car.
  6. Attempt to get out the car again, only to find that this time the ramp is on the passenger side of the car and not the drivers side!

I just don’t know if this is actually worth the effort of the disabled person! I mean I got tired just trying to figure this out by looking at the sign. What an ordeal!

#Sarcasm returns

The most creative

This next one was actually a WhatsApp picture. It really does do justice to our amazing country and outstanding ability to use resources so well:

Here’s the key for interpretation purposes:

  • Arrow pointing left – enter and turn left
  • Arrow pointing right – enter and turn right
  • Arrow pointing up – look up
  • Upside down arrow pointing right – confusion

Based on the above this is my interpretation:

This home has three rooms. Two on the left (Kestell and Bethlehem) and one on the right (Harrismith). A nice sized intimate home for a small family. Sold with the intention of four rooms but only has three. No rates required (as clearly if you look up they give rocks about rates)!

My favourite

Whilst in Zululand we stopped at a quaint café. It had a bit of everything, coupled with some humour, good food, smiles and instructions:

Prepared and served with love. Laugh, eat and love life. Who could have said it any better? One of my favourite sayings I have used before in Sincerely

And that’s where I leave it for this week.

My emoji

Merry Christmas

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