Freudian lurch

Kyknoord Jr has had the sniffles recently, so I when called the ex earlier today to find out how things were going with Little Miss, I ended up getting a blow-by-blow+ account of the past few days. I never realised there were quite as many ways to describe mucous. My ex could write a book: ‘101 Exudations’. Yick. Anyway, towards the end of our chat, she mentioned that she’s getting ready to hit the dating scene again. In retrospect, I think I could possibly have worded my response a little bit better:

“Hey, good for you! Oh, that reminds me, I saw a promo on SABC3 that they’re going to start showing ‘Desperate Housewives’ at the end of the month”
[long, stony, excruciatingly uncomfortable silence]
“- er – wellokaythenseeyounextmonthbye”

And to think that people still ask, “So why’d you two split up, huh?”++

+ Thank you, thank you. I’m here all week

++ Although, let’s face it – playing Marilyn Manson back-to-back with Vivaldi at odd times of the day might also have been a contributing factor

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26 thoughts on “Freudian lurch

  1. Aw, poor Little Miss Mucous 😦

    (and may i remind you that unlike Michael, Michael! i’m not a fan of small children so my sympathy this makes her pretty special)

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  2. DOH!

    Oh Kyk. The phase “put a sock in it” clearly came from chronic foot in mouth disease.

    I’m laughing. Snorting water over my desk in fact. But with deep sympathy.

    *shakes head*

    Is Kyk jr too young for hot toddies. What am I saying. You’re never too young for hot toddies!

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  3. peas: Fortunately, I’m on a low-fat diet.

    katie p: She’s definitely on the mend. Not quite bouncing off the walls, but getting there.

    dolce: I’m glad to see the water didn’t damage your keyboard.

    betenoir: You cut me deep, Shrek. You cut me reeeeal deep, but I know that’s just the ‘flu medication talking.

    jeanpant: Have you no pity? Don’t you think poor WPCM and Isla Azul already have enough on their plates?

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  4. Well, you are no longer together so there is no law that says you have to be nice to her anymore.

    Hope Little Miss Kyknoord gets better soon!

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  5. While in the lift on the way to an advertising industry function at the Sandton Convention Centre recently, I was most disappointed that the conversation revolved around nasal decongestants for children, rather than snorted substances of another kind.

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  6. katt: True enough. There’s also no law that requires me to wear pants when I’m sitting at my desk.

    pwpoisson: Pfft. There goes the neighbourhood.

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  7. i thought that was rather nice. DHW / Prison Break / Lassie – all very vanilla ice cream if you ask me. Now if you said “the exorcist”…

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  8. Dating sesson, mating season… all kind of the same thing isn’t it?
    Anyway, back to the topic at hand. Which desperate housewife would the ex be?

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  9. heh heh- no further explanation necessary- so she over reacts to completely innocuous comments does she?
    i prefer tchaikovsky and ozzy osbourne.

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  10. terri: I can stop any time I want. Any time. Starting tomorrow.

    laurie: Thanks 🙂 and yours is a woof.

    angel: Actually, I think she handled it rather well. An eloquent silence speaks volumes. You should try Max Bruch and Nine Inch Nails.

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  11. Course in Desperate Housewives they are mostly married right? Apart from insano-Susan. You deserve the evil eye for comparing anyone to Susan.

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  12. Kyk. I’m a little concerned at your obsession with pie. Especially within the context of a Freudian blog. So I’m going to ask, for research purposes only. What type of pie would you like?

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  13. fence: Good to know [files away under “useful insult material”].

    ben o: Well, that’s a relief. Because, y’know, I wondered.

    dolce: I’m quite fond of spinach and feta, if you must know.

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