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Sunday, July 24, 2011

To Ghost or Not to Ghost

We all agreed that it was an idea that would only ever occur to little boys. Little Boy waved the 2m long bamboo rod (that we had trimmed from our bamboo plants) over the tall wall (that separates our compound from the area behind it which holds the water tank). Guards patrol that area a few times a day and especially in the dead of the night.

Little Boy thought that it might be fun to drape a white bedsheet over a small ball topped with a wig of long hair, and dangle it over our wall... and then wait around to see how the guards would respond when they made their way around the water tanks with their torches, in the deep of the night.

The Daughter and I thought it was a marvellous idea, and we thought we might do it on the last night of our stay here in our penthouse. The Husband guffawed heartily and joined in the merriment of our naughtiness. Then he realized that we were quite keen to embark on this hare-brained scheme.

And he forbade it. Some of the guards aren't exactly young you see. There's one shaped like 2 Santa Clauses in one man. Quite conceivably, they might have heart problems and a scare like that could very well cause a fatal myocardial infarction. The Husband speaks from experience (no... not with myocardial infaction)having once been so badly scared by one of my pranks that he leapt half a metre into the air, and gave off a deep blood-curdling yell that was halfway between a bellow and a scream.

You see, The Husband often works late and he likes to thread his way up the stairs in the dark to conserve electricity. This was simply asking for trouble because it wasn't long before his crazy wife devised a prank. I stood at the top of the staircase in my nightgown and let my long chestnut brown hair trail over my face. And I waited quietly as he hummed his way up the steps.

It was a fright he never forgot, and he told me to NEVER do that to him again because one could very well die from the shock. And since I do love The Husband very much, I've never done it again. And I also agree that we should not do it to the guards. It wouldn't do to scare 2 Santa Clauses worth of one man into a heap...

10 comments:

Open Kitchen Concept said...

LOL. Petunia Lee! You are hilarious. I think The Husband is very lucky to have a wife with a sense of humour.. :)

Blur Ting said...

Aiyo, you guys are naughty!

petunialee said...

OKC - Hee! The Husband didn't think so when he leapt half a metre up in the air.

petunialee said...

Ting - Huh? Not me! It was HIS (Little Boy's) idea!!

Wen-ai said...

Yah... esp when Hungry Ghost Festival is just round the corner, scaring the security guards with potential weak hearts is not a good idea!

Malar said...

A naughty and loaded full fun family! hahahahha....
Your husband should have been so scared to tell that to you!

Theanne and Baron said...

Petunia Lee you and "Little Boy" have such imagination...thank goodness "husband" is the voice of reason :)

petunialee said...

Wen-Ai: Oh... Hungry Ghost... I had forgotten about that.

petunialee said...

Malar - Oh yes! The Husband had a big fright and I was most sorry afterwards.

petunialee said...

Theanne - Yup! The Husband is always reasonable and sensible.