Sunday, 6 July 2008

Ear we go then!

Our household is in a state of shock this morning as the larger of our two giraffes is missing an ear. Last night a dinner guest playfully threw it out of the window which worried me at the time but in the cold light of day, I have spotted it and will go and get it as soon as I'm dressed.

Admittedly we had been discussing our mutual hearing problems. I have a little hearing loss in one ear caused by damage to my middle ear and our guest has always had problems with one ear but to condemn the giraffe to being half deaf is a bit cruel.

I was back in Scyceland last weekend for the birthday party of a friend and before the party we met up with a few friends in a large pub called the Vines but referred to by the locals as the Big House situated next door to the Adelphi Hotel. The pub is very impressive looking inside with an amazing painted ceiling along the lines of the Sisteen Chapel and very fancy mirrorwork etc. Unfortunately as seems to be the case these days in any big pub in Blighty, there was Karaoke! It was in a different room at the back and shouldn't have been too intrusive except that they had seen fit to pipe the dreadful noise through the whole pub. In a state of stone cold sobriety - soon to be remedied I hasten to add - the experience was excruciating.

I was amused to notice a large group of deaf people seated around a table laden with drinks and empty glasses and signing animatedly to each other and laughing a lot - completely oblivious to the whole screaming cacophony. Bliss!

9 comments:

PI said...

Feeling I was slowly sinking into oblivion I finally did something about my hearing problems. I now had PCAs - personal communication assistances which are very natty digital hearing aids - virtually undetectable and am very pleased with them.
I don't use them all the time but they are invaluable on the phone, and in more than a couple of people situations. I did a post about themn and will see if I can find it.

PI said...

Monday March 10th 2008
Wednesday March 19th 2008

Brom said...

Saving a giraffe's ear? - I wouldn't stick my neck out for that.

Karaoke along with Guitar Hero - definitely the work of the devil!

Good to see you back, I'll reinstate you on my blogroll fifthwith.

Scouse Doris said...

Pi - thanks for this info. Fortunately I don't need anything yet but I will bear in mind for the inevitable!

Brom - Hi - I did manage to retrieve the ear but it won't stay on without glue which I don't have yet....

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Eh?

JolietJake said...

The giraffe could have gone to the pub.

Scouse Doris said...

Daphne - I 'eard that, Pardon?

JJ - The giraffe should have gone to the pub. Unfortunately she has a smaller giraffe which she must stay in and look after. I have moved them both away from the window to prevent further mishaps however.

JolietJake said...

follow this link, click on the UK bit and you'll find me there :) http://brusselstofpeople.eu

Scouse Doris said...

Thanks JJ. Not sure you are the right person to advise me on what to do in Brussels though!!