Have your cake and eat it too, but first see who's looking

THERE are certain times I really love to be on my own.

A good book, a comfy chair, and no-one to distract me for an hour or two; that is my idea of heaven.

But that is not the only time I love being exclusively in my own company.

Like when I discover there is just one piece of pavlova left in the fridge or only one Wagon Wheel biscuit left in the packet.

In this case the sounds of silence are shattered by frantic chewing, but at least there is not that annoying nagging noise in the background, "what are you eating, Mum, where is mine?"

I am also incredibly grateful that I was enjoying another solo event on my way to work last Monday.

I had parked the car and was making the trek from the car park to my office when I made a rather ungraceful step.

Let's just say a bit of rain, me in my own little world and walking at my standard fast pace resulted in something that would have been more impressive if it had been on a dance floor during a break-dance competition.

Forget checking for injuries, the first thing I did was look for witnesses.

Thankfully, or amazingly, there were none to be seen.

Your solo status also affects decisions you make as you go about your daily life.

Whether you scratch an itch, for starters.

Harry Bruce cartoon for Supermum column published February 28
Harry Bruce cartoon for Supermum column published February 28 Harry Bruce

Though I have noticed some guys tend not to care about who witnesses their itch relief.

My colleagues were recently discussing the dilemma that arose from a cupcake being dropped.

Do you apply the five second rule, the 10 second rule, the 'if no-one saw me it doesn't matter' rule or the 'damn it now I can't eat it' rule of thumb.

In this case my colleague's cupcake fell on her notebook where most of the icing remained.

The cupcake owner said she wanted to lick the icing off her notebook, and then laughed as if it were a joke.

No joke, if I had been on my own I would have.

And just as I stated that fact, another colleague echoed her agreeance.

Why let a good cupcake go to waste?

Take a walk on the wild side and lick away.

Alternatively, you can just take your cupcake and walk away ... and then eat it.

 

Super Mum with Sharyn O'Neill

twitter: supermum1972



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