Funny House

I can’t recall the first thought or what images came into my head but when I heard my new travel kettle in full operation it caused me to first snigger then laugh at loud. I then chortled at the snaking cable attached to the hard plug in the wall. The plug inserted in the wall? What an amusing audacity! Then my eyes flowed around the room in the eager expectancy of more previously overlooked amusements. A wicker chair raised a sardonic smile; the boughing over desk lamp had me in such stitches that I rolled on to the carpet and oh what a carpet- patterned with magnolia diamond-shapes ha ha ha. I rolled over to the bin in convulsions of unrestrained laughter. Never had I seen a funny bin bag- all transparent and crackly- hilarious! By the time I had rolled to the wardrobe on the other side of the room I could barely breathe for laughing- the brass door handle, the lone straggling cobweb, a few coins on the floor covered in dust and this skirting board, oh the skirting board! for certain the funniest skirting board in the world. I crawled slowly through the wooden threshold but even that forced a new explosion of gurgling laughter, such that I ended up involuntarily somersaulting out of the house.

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to return to my house because it is just too funny.