"My brother was killed when I was 13. There had been a fight at a nightclub, and my brother was not involved, but he was shot in the head as he tried to run away. He was very popular in my town, so there were many reporters and friends outside the hospital when I got there. When I walked in my mother was sitting in a chair, crying. She wouldn’t even look at me. She wouldn’t speak to me. Not only did I lose my brother that day, but I lost my mother too. Life from then on was about her suffering. She stayed home all day, she cried, she didn’t pay much attention to us. Nothing was allowed to be more important than her suffering. Nobody else was allowed to have important problems. Her pain had to be worse than everyone else’s. She preferred it that way."
Also made that painting for sky on an embroidery hoop. Such a fun project, nice to make something that isn’t a headband for once! Can’t wait to make more in the future.
(I work as a tour guide on an open top bus tour around London. My job is to tell tourists about the history of the city, and the landmarks that we pass.)
Me: “… and as we continue along Fleet Street we’ll see one of the great landmarks of London coming into view, the wonderful dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral. St. Paul’s Cathedral is our next stop. St. Paul’s Cathedral was built after the great fire of London of 1666. St. Paul’s Cathedral stands 365 feet from the ground to the tip of the golden cross at the top of the dome, one foot for every day of the year.”
Lady On The Bus: “What’s this building here?”
Me: *pointing at St. Paul’s Cathedral* “This one?”
Lady On The Bus: “Yes.”
Me: *sighing* “The Sealife Aquarium.”
Lady On The Bus: “The Sealife Aquarium?”
Me: *shrugging* “Yeah, why not?”
Lady On The Bus: “Thank you.”
(She writes ‘Sealife Aquarium’ carefully on the bus tour map, next to the little picture of ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, underneath the words ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL that are printed next to it.)
Me: “Pleasure. Welcome aboard those joining us here at St. Paul’s Cathedral…”Read more funny stories at NotAlwaysRight.com!: