Monday, July 18, 2011

A Rampant Rabbit


Is it a uniquely Irish trait, or do other nationalities slag off their friends too?
I had a great night out with the Raharney women at the weekend and most of the night was spent recounting incidents that had happened to us over the years. I realised that the majority of them were a result of being at the brunt of each others' well meant, if sometimes caustic, sense of humour.
Many moons ago I was driving the others home from a night out. I mustn't have been driving for long because I remember my car was a yellow Ford Fiesta.
Those were the days before I named my cars!
Out of nowhere, a kamikaze rabbit jumped out in front of me, got dazzled by the headlights and froze.
Crunch, crunch. Front and back wheels went over it.
There was silence in the car for a moment.  I was distraught at the thought of having injured a creature and wailed
"Oh God. Do you think its dead? I'd hate to think of it lying there in pain, dying slowly."
"Of course it's dead", replied Lorna. " The weight of us in the car going over it would have killed a horse! It's well out of its misery."
That gave me a little bit of consolation, until she continued
"It's the twenty little bunnies waiting patiently in their burrow for their Mummy to return that I feel sorry for. They'll probably all starve to death now."
And the car's occupants all burst simultaneously into the chorus of Bright Eyes from Watership Down!.
And we're still friends after all those years.

3 comments:

  1. In fact, we teach our youth not to speak to strangers. Coach Outlet Online Store I cannot imagine the anger, frustration, sorrow and loss his parents and family are experiencing. I just keep thinking of how I would feel if one of my Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses children was targeted and terrorized and murdered by someone who police didn feel Fake Yeezys it was even necessary to arrest.

    Mobiles Tablets Apps Gaming Cameras PC/Laptops AUDIO/VIDEO How To Telecom Science INDIA INTERNET SOCIAL MEDIA WEARABLES New Jordan Shoes 2020 EA Sports FIFA Coming to Android and iOS on September 22 by NDTV Correspondent, Aug, 12, 2015Xbox One Cheap Jordans Online Backwards Compatibility Adds Final Fantasy XCheap Real Yeezys Trilogy Fortnite for Xbox One to Get Keyboard and Nike Air Force 1 Cheap Outlet Mouse Support PUBG Coming to Xbox Game Pass on November 12 Microsoft Acquires Game Studios Obsidian and inXile Entertainment Netflix CEO Hastings Says No Plans to Introduce Cheaper Plans for India Apple Announces Free Repairs for Some Faulty iPhone X MacBook Pro Units Xiaomi Raises Prices of Mobiles and Other Products by up to Rs. 2,000 Amazon Strikes Deal With Apple to Officially Sell iPhones, iPads, and Macs PUBG PS4 Release Date Leaked on Amazon Fallout 76 Release Date Broken Internationally More NewsXiaomi Raises Coach Outlet Clearance Sale Prices of Mobiles and Other Products by up to Rs. 2,000 WhatsApp Testing Forward Preview Feature on Android: Report Here Are All the New Features WhatsApp Has Introduced ly Google Duo Now Gives Cash Rewards to New Users, Referrers in India Michael Kors Bags Outlet Airtel Giving Free Netflix Access to Postpaid Users: How to Avail Cheap Real Yeezys Offer Vivo X21s With In Display Fingerprint Sensor, Snapdragon 660 SoC Launched Apple Announces Free Repairs for Some Faulty iPhone X MacBook Pro Units WhatsApp for iOS Beta Version Now Publicly Available: How to Download OnePlus 6T Teardown Reveals a Camera in the In Display Fingerprint Sensor Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro Available on Open Sale in India.

    ReplyDelete