You know that hangover feeling when your head is pounding in merciless waves?
It feels like someone has inserted a balloon into your brain and they're rapidly inflating and deflating it and beating you over the head with a rolled newspaper at the same time?
Well that's what I have today.
Except I don't have a headache.
I didn't even have a drink last night.
What I have is a sort of headache-by-proxy.
I was up very early this morning for no other reason that I woke early and couldn't get back to sleep. So there I was, sitting there supping my first mug of tea and enjoying my first pipe of the day when it started.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Someone, somewhere was hammering something very loud before eight in the morning!
It has been going on ever since. It sounds like they have placed a twenty foot scaffolding plank with its ends supported on chairs and they're frantically hammering the bejayzus out of it using a heavy hammer. It has been going on so long that the actual noise has ceased to register, but I am just conscious of this pounding as if it were a headache.
I don't know what he [or she] is at and I don't really care. One way or another I'm not going out to investigate as it's too damn noisy out there.
I don't know what to do about my thumping head. There's no point in taking an aspirin as I don't have an actual headache and I don't have any secondhand aspirin which would presumably be a cure?
I suppose I could always shoot the banger?