Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Lazy Sheep

The Scene: A kitchen in County Antrim. A clock on the wall shows the time at twenty past ten. A woman stands at the sink washing dishes. A man enters the kitchen. He is dishevelled and is scratching his head.

Bert: Boys! Is that the time. I thought it was only about nine!

Woman Who Speaks In Proverbs: He that lies long abed, his estate feels it.

Bert: You don’t say. Is there any porridge going?

Woman Who Speaks In Proverbs: He that gapes until he be fed, well may he gape until he be dead.

Bert: Wee cup of coffee then? Ah well. Sure I’ll make it myself. Thank God it’s Sunday anyways.

Woman Who Speaks In Proverbs: Every day is holiday with sluggards.

Bert: A man’s entitled to a bit of a lie-in on a Sunday, is he not?

Woman Who Speaks In Proverbs: Idle folk lack no excuses.

Bert: Sure I have plenty to do tomorrow. No harm in a wee rest today.

Woman Who Speaks In Proverbs: For the diligent the week has seven todays, for the slothful seven tomorrows.

Bert: You sure know some fancy words.

Woman Who Speaks In Proverbs: Sluggards are never great scholars.

Bert: Change the record, why don’t you? Tell me this – d’ye think I should get this hair cut soon? It’s starting to annoy me.

Woman Who Speaks In Proverbs: A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy.


Grannymar said...

Nelly you are a hard woman! ;)

Nelly said...

A woman's sword is her tongue and she does not let it rust.

d@\/ e said...

I find in situations like that it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open my mouth and remove all doubt :-)

Nelly said...

A still tongue makes a wise head.