The elephant in the room

elephant in room

I had a rather funny encounter during the weekend. A friend of mine walked over to the table I was at before unwittingly (and in total innocence) launching into a hearty and cheerful greeting of congratulations.

That’s it.

The proverbial elephant in the room which we were trying all night to tiptoe around, careful not to nudge it lest it wakes from its fitful slumber, while talking amicably about other stuff; has been disturbed.

My friend just sauntered in and casually pulled its trunk.

Ever had something like this happen to you before?

It was so totally unexpected that I was tongue-tied for a moment before I had a laughing fit. Heh! She didn’t know about the faux pas coz she was truly happy for us.

Sometimes, you just have to laugh. I spent a good minute in loud, teary eyed, belly shaking mirth. I can’t remember laughing this much for a long time.

It is indeed the best medicine…I’m still smiling about the unwitting and good intentioned encounter today. I haven’t laughed so hard in ages. It’s pure and purifying – better than a fistful of antidepressants in therapeutic value.

Thanks Aud! πŸ™‚

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23 thoughts on “The elephant in the room”


      No worries Aud, you didn’t know and it was kinda funny in hindsight. πŸ™‚

      It was the best laugh I’ve had in ages, thanks for that!

  1. I think congratulations are in order. I’ll repeat my comment from 1 or 2 years ago (was it so long ago?): Don’t fuck this one up!

    • No mate, this isn’t anything like that. πŸ™‚

      I’m currently happily single…and intend to stay this way for a while until I sort out some stuff.



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