Stockades, 21st Century style
"Dad, I'm stuck."
"Can you help get me out?"
We've been introducing Ottawacker Jr. to the delights of British comedy. Part of me thought he was a bit too young but then, I figured, what the hell. What harm could it do? Besides, he only gets to watch TV two or three times a week.
We watched the C4/Irish Father Ted to start with, which was a huge success, and now we have moved on to Only Fools and Horses. I know this is shown every day in the UK and twice on Sundays, but over here, it is still an unknown quantity. It too has been a success.
It has, however, had a few unexpected side effects. I have heard the "Dad, don't be a plonker all your life" comment once or twice too often, and there has also been an outbreak of decidedly plonkerish behaviour. (From Ottawacker Jr., I should say, not Mrs. Ottawacker.)
Today's example, which after a hard day slogging away at the world's worst editing job I found less amusing than I might have, was Ottawacker Jr. getting himself stuck under the bench at the end of our dining room table. It was only after about five minutes of conversation that I realized he was serious - he couldn't lift it from where he was lying (it does weigh a ton, in fairness) and he did need help.
I left him for another five minutes and then went to his aid. Who's the plonker now, Rodney?
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