Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I'm a fairly gullible person, and my dearest darling father and dearest darling brother used to take advantage of that. Here are some of the more memorable things they convinced me of:
- If you're sleeping on the beach in a swag on Tryon Island, make sure you keep your mouth closed, otherwise turtles might mistake your mouth for a hole that they can lay their eggs in.
- At KFC, they chop the heads off the chickens in the kitchen.
- If you stand still in the back yard while you're hanging out your washing, a big lizard might mistake you for a tree and try and run up your leg.
- There are birds that have a very distinctive call, and it sounds like they're saying "storm" with an up/down/up inflection. Dad convinced me that it was called a "storm bird" and that it was telling us when a storm was coming
So there you have it. There's a few examples of how my brother and father got their kicks out of messing with my head. I'd like to say I'm a bit more cluey now, but we all know that's not the case. Or maybe I just pretend to be this gullible, just to make them happy :-)