It didn't take me too long to realise today was not going to be the best day of my life. It all started when at half past five on that cold winters morning the alarm went off for me to get up for work. After accidentally knocking it to the floor which broke the glass, I wearily dragged myself to the edge of the bed and put my foot on the floor, I say foot, it was supposed to be feet but one didn't quite make it, the slice of toast and jam my beloved son was going to eat for supper the night before got in the way. Now I don't know about you but a toasted jam footy is not my idea of a good way to start the day. "Never mind..." I said, "things can only get better." Staggering bleary eyed towards the bathroom I suddenly found myself still heading in that general direction but without having to move my legs. I came to a painful stop as my nose hit the bathroom door. It was at this point that I distinctly remember telling my beloved son to put his skateboard away when he had finished playing with it. Someone had left the bathroom window open and it was freezing as I took off my pyjamas and climbed into the shower. It was just as I turned the taps on full that I remembered saying I would have to get the man in to fix the shower as it would only supply cold water. In my haste to leave the shower before I became an ice block I slipped on the soap I had dropped, banging my head on the toilet seat which in turn caused me to bite my tongue.
Len Stedall
When Winter, dark and dismal, comes knocking on your door
When alarm clocks ring and end up lying broken on the floor
When toast and jam your kids have dropped, gets between your toes
When skateboards left out overnight play havoc with your nose
When the window is left open and the bathroom starts to freeze
When cold water from a broken shower brings you to your knees
When you slip up on the soap and bite your tongue and bang your head
Just thank your lucky stars it could be worse... you could be dead.
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