I awoke this morning and looked at my watch.
Now I’m not really pushed about the time I wake up [that fact that I woke up at all is sufficient for me] but I like to know what day of the week it is, as if it’s a weekday it means I don’t have to get up for work. I like to enjoy the little benefits of retirement.
So it’s Sunday and the first day of April. All Fools Day? I also remembered [a minor miracle] that it’s Easter.
I have been very confused for the last few weeks as to the day and date. I think it’s down to little things like Paddy’s Day and clocks going backwards and forwards, and also down to more important things happening in the family life. Anyways I rarely know what day of the week it is until I check my watch.
When you are a retired heathen like myself then the day of the week is of no importance whatsoever. I don’t have to get up for work or church or any of that, so each day’s activities tend to follow the same patterns. The only significance of the day is that it determines what crap television programmes are on, and if it’s a weekday, the chances of the dog barking at the postman in the early hours.
So what exactly is the significance of All Fools Day and Easter?
I suppose it means that the Grandkids may call. That is debatable as Daughter still has her smashed up leg and has the mobility of a lump of granite, and Son in Law isn’t talking to me. However the lure of chocolate is very strong so I may see them yet.
The fact that it’s All Fools Day has slightly more significance as it’s the day when the various news organisations put out very strange and unbelievable items in the hopes of having a laugh. The problem is though that they are putting out these strange and unbelievable stories every day, so it makes it all the harder to tell fact from fiction. The safest bet is to do what I always do and treat them all with a pinch of salt.
The thought crossed my mind though that maybe my watch is pulling an April Fools prank and it isn’t actually the first of April at all?
Life can be very fucking confusing at times.