We’ve all read reports where ‘elf and safety’ has put a stop to an innocent pleasure due to idiocy by a member of the public. Last night I almost became such a person, much to the amusement of a man walking on the other side of the street. Going to buy fish and chips can damage your health…
I went to fetch fish and chips,
I took a walk through town,
The evening was sunny and warm,
Not many folk around.
I felt like some music,
So with earpiece playing,
I wandered happily down the street,
Humming with thoughts a-straying!
I noticed a van tending baskets,
On the other side of the road,
I thought how funny if it showered,
A pedestrian, with watery load!
All of a sudden without warning,
My hair was feeling wet,
I was underneath a basket,
Learning a lesson I won’t forget!
© Baldock Bard 2013
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