Category: Humour/Humor

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Can I help you?

“Can I help you?” I asked him with a smile, as he leaned over the counter, peering at the miscellaneous items on the shelves behind me. He didn’t respond. Then after a pause he asked, “Do you have at least an M.A. in psychology?” “No, but I have […]

Eco-friendly Rain Barrel Drama

It began innocently enough.  I bought a rain barrel, recycled from its former life holding some undefined foodstuffs, so that I could support a charitable event. My city is celebrating its centennial with a series of water-themed events. This was to climax in a River of Light during […]

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Insomnia

I’ve read every article I have found on this topic, and I’ve heard every cure imaginable, but I still have insomnia. Most nights I sleep in two four-hour shifts, with two hours in between when I can chat with Australians online. If the planets align, and if I […]

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When the Help page is no help

I signed on again with Match.com. I know, I know. I’ve said “never again” several times already, so I’m pretty much a lost cause, but I’m a slow learner. As before, I signed on with the most practical/affordable option, and I’m on the hook for a three month […]

It’s never enough, is it?

I have figured out what air miles are good for. They are very good for inspiring creative expletives. Years ago I realized I would never buy enough groceries to make my air miles worth anything of value. Nevertheless, they keep slowly adding up to the point where I […]

Make this make sense to me

Yesterday, I crossed the US-Canada border at Aldergrove. Me  [Smiling and handing over my passport with my Nexus card inside]: Hi She [Not smiling, hand outstretched]: Hi      Nexus card falls out as she opens the passport. She [Visibly irritated]: Don’t hand them both to me at […]

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I need a teenager

I honestly never thought I would say this, but I think I need a teenager. Actually, I would like to have him or her permanently on hand to solve my technical problems. The rest of the time they would be conveniently absent. A few days ago I was […]