Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lying around being lazy



Chris arrived, panting, twenty minutes after the assessment began today.

“Sorry,” he gasped. “The buses from Livingston are terrible. I really meant to get in early today, too.”

“Ah,” I intoned, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

“Eh?”

“Do you know what that means?”

He nodded guiltily. “Don’t be so lazy and lie in bed when it’s time to get up.”

14 comments:

K said...

I see your instincts have been finely honed by years of being my mother...

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha!!! You're SO funny! That's why I LOVE this blog! And K's comment only makes it all the funnier -- LOVE her too!!!

RachelJane said...

Haha! I'm sending a link to this post to my daughter. Her road is pretty much paved by now!

Molly said...

I had one of those!

meggie said...

My Granmother's favourite saying!

persiflage said...

So true! It must be a long long way to hell.. does it lead back again perchance?

Relatively Retiring said...

This has always caused me disquiet. If the intention is good doesn't it count for anything? I'd hope that the road to hell is paved with bad intentions, and that the good intentions might at least earn a spell in Purgatory (oh dear - the RC Guilt Motif is visible!)

Stomper Girl said...

"Don't be so lazy and lie in bed when it's time to get up" is excellent advice but there's just some days I can't follow it. The kitty photo is the icing on this blog-cake post.

Zhoen said...

It's an intelligent cat tactic to preserve energy between hunts.

Actually, the road to hell is paved with frozen, door-to-door salesmen, according to Good Omens by T. Pratchett and N. Gaiman.

Margaret Cloud said...

I see someone needs a belly scratch, nice post.

Lesley said...

But the cat makes lying around doing nothing look soooo appealing!! You're sending us a mixed messages....

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

Lesley x

Rosemary Riveter said...

HAH! K's comment really does make the story even better.

That's one of my Mum's favourites as well. The road to sleeping in (for me) is paved with two fluffy demons who ignore me all night, only to snuggle up on either side of me once the lights are on.

Tillybud said...

When I see a cat so blissfully in repose it always makes me feel incredibly sleepy...yawn...

Gina E. said...

I just love how everything is black on black cats. Black paws, whiskers, nose...all except the golden eyes and little pink tongue.
Our Topsy has a little white spot under her chin to spoil the all-black image, but most of the time she covers it up pretty well.