Natasha and I haven’t danced a polka in the kitchen for some time. It’s a bit unnatural.
I’m not sure why because we often intersect in the kitchen during supper and snack time and making of the foodstuffs.
You’d think we’d knock each other over once in awhile, or dance.
On Saturday, Natasha was standing near the cupboard door that I needed to open.
As I began to open the door, I said to her…
“Watch your head.”
This is true. Unless looking into a mirror, a human being cannot look at its own head. We’re not constructed in that fashion.
Rabbits and parrots can look completely behind themselves without turning their heads
Owls can turn their heads 360 degrees.
A tarsier, which is a squirrel-size primate, has the largest eyes of any mammal relative to body size.
Lobsters pee out of their faces.
I could say quite a bit about that last little fact, but I’ll leave it alone.
I’ve veered off target since I was talking about not wanting to give Natasha a concussion with the cupboard door and asking her to do something she can’t. We come up with nonsensical words, don’t we?
Like “as pure as the driven snow.” Snow may be pure as it’s falling, but once it hits the dirty ground or dirty cars or the former snowfall that is now yellow, it’s not really pure.
Or “you can’t have your cake and eat it too.” Yes, I can. If it’s sitting in front of me and I have a fork or a spoon or my fingers, it will be eaten. Guaranteed.
How about “burning the candle at both ends?” OUCH.
“Rule of thumb?” What is that? My thumb only rules over the space bar. Half the time, it’s not at all helpful with opening jars or writing neat letters on paper.
Asking Natasha to watch her head was not a mensa approved thing to say, but she knew what I meant…
“Careful, Mary is in the kitchen. You may want to stand still or back up or watch the cupboard door so it doesn’t slam you in the head.”
“And watch out for the Polkageist.”
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