You’ve got to hand it to the Nicelanders, they’ve got this fabulous sense of the absurd. Take the trucker fiasco, for example. At the height of the action, the cops saw themselves driven to spray mace on the unruly crowds, moving forward with remarkable stealth and yelling GAS! GAS! GAS! GET OFF THE ROAD!!* at the top of their lungs. Totally hilarious. And now some GENIUS has gone and made a ringtone out of it. A ringtone! Isn’t that just the best thing you’ve ever heard??
This morning around 1,000 people had downloaded it. Up next is EPI, who couldn’t stop laughing when I played it for him. I can just see it now: He’s going to download it, then be constantly texting me, asking me to phone him at opportune moments. Just hope he remembers to turn it off when we’re at the movies. Or at a funeral service. Or at a truckers’ convention.
SUNNY AND TRANSLUCENT BUT WITH A CHILLY WIND
Sums up our weather today. YT allowed herself to be taken in and headed out for a stroll around the golf course slightly underdressed. Result: stroll was a lot brisker than it might otherwise have been. It’s nice to see the sun, though, and the migrating birds are all arriving, one by one. Right now 4°C [39F] and the sun came up at 5.09, will go down shortly at 9.43 pm.
* remember when I said I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry? Well, that was precisely when.