Dem Damn PPP’s


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For the majority of the time, money is no object in my house. Seriously. I defy anyone to find an object that even vaguely resembles money. Not even behind the cushions on the sofa. I’ve checked.

This frequently leads to moments that my 19 year old son calls PPP’s. Poor People’s Problems. I have had two such moments today. The first happened as I attempted to unwrap the last remaining toilet roll, one handed, whilst clearing the bathroom floor of wet towels, and discarded underpants. The roll broke free of its bonds, and I then performed a brief display of my keepy uppy skills, before I managed to slam dunk it into the toilet bowl! I now have it propped on the heated towel rail, in the forlorn hope it will dry out enough to serve purpose.

I then spent a very long ten minutes carefully rolling up my small tube of hugely overpriced lip cream in order to extract the very last smidge. It suddenly squirted out, shot over my shoulder, and landed on the dog! For a moment I toyed with the idea of retrieving it, but even I have my limits!

Never mind!! Pay day tomorrow!!

About Thewitch

Nikki is a half centenarian, an eternal teenager, and mother of four geniuses. In her previous incarnation, she was a famous Parisian courtesan, and witch, thus explaining her habit of talking to the moon in french. Due to her inability to control her thought/speech processes, she writes about life, love, laughter and anything else that happens to spill out. Those of a strong constitution can read more on her About page.

12 responses »

  1. Ah, those moments of “I don’t believe that just happened” – always funny when they happen to someone else. You’ve got me twice today, first crying with your 50 words post and now laughing. with this one. Good work. 🙂


  2. Oh, the last one really made me laugh out load, waking both my partner and our dog from their afternoon nap! What did the dog think about having lip cream squirted on it? Must have been very surprised at that. Knowing my dog, he would have probably tried licking it off – at least I guess it would have gone on his lips as he did so (if dogs have lips have is?)


    • My smelly dog doesn’t think!! Her mind works this way….”What was…an itch…oh look, cat…why am I…TOY!!….what was…..sleep!!” Dogs have very tiny lips, except my dog, who, after yesterday, is now the canine Angelina Jolie!!


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