Tuesday, 21 October 2008

No exit

This is ill at-home day for Grit, who is officially worn out, fed up and choking to death on her own swollen throat. Shark, Squirrel and Tiger are all at various stages of cough-and-cold too, so I'm declaring our household diseased. We lack only a bell to sound.

At 9pm Grit takes to her bed and contemplates why, in some vulnerable moments, does she feel like the world is against her and why she is so beaten down and lacking in any resources at all. And strangely the memory of this notice pops unbidden into her head, as somehow summing up all that is life.

This notice she saw last Sunday in the ladies changing room at the lake; the changing room which is really a cold metal portacabin of a broken toilet and a disused shower. Because Grit went into this dank, dark and miserable place, slammed the door shut, and turned round to read this notice:


And then Grit pushed hard at the stiff, closed door, looked around, and thought to herself, What whistle?

7 comments:

Kitty said...

LOL at the sign ... maybe the door is a magic door and opens if you whistle at it?

I have No.2 at home with a cough and cold today - no sleep at night for him, which of course means no sleep at night for me either. I'm knackered. x

The Boisterous Butterfly-by said...

Oh no, and did you bang on the door and holler very loud then? Maybe that is why you got sick, You were caught int here with all those germs.

Mud in the City said...

A good old fashioned wol whistle shoudl suffice!

People have the same problem with my bathroom in my flat. They've been known to phone my mobile for rescue.

Embarrassing for all in the middle of a dinner party!

The Boisterous Butterfly-by said...

I have an award for you over at my place. Please come and get it.

Minnie said...

Aw, you poor thing...but that was blummin funny!!!

We have no such problems in our house. Bathroom door doesn't close properly. If you lose concentration and take your foot away from the door while on 'The Throne', it opens silently and there you are....... in full view of all who may be downstairs and peering upwards!! Been there....embarassing! Open plan staircases - pah!!

sharon said...

Lauren Bacall comes to mind... Did you remember it too?

Grit said...

hi all! thank you for your comments (and for the award too irene, which i am very bad at collecting, but give it a month or so and i'll remember what to do). sharon, the only no exit i know is by jean paul sartre, which i hope suggests i am a bit posh.