The Cloud

March 24, 2012 § 1 Comment

A beautiful spring day: a long ride on our bikes, then reading in the sun with my son playing in sight. We ate fish at the market and bought ice creams. And yet, my head is in a winter cloud. I smile, I nod, I even can now tell a new joke, but not a particularly good one.

Nevertheless a joke. You know what I mean; for the case you suddenly get to meet someone new and you want to make a good first impression, of a joyful person, of the sort one would happily invite to his next party because she’s such a positive spirit etc.

And yet, my head is in a winter cloud. A cloud that sometimes rains a few yards away from me, and I can forget it, but then again – because it’s just a cloud and clouds are only interested in meeting other clouds and make some bad weather – it rains on me. So a couple of days ago it did exactly that and I’m still soaked through.

And now the bad joke. It’s in order to help people who were not born in English:

No English dictionary has been able to explain the difference between the two words COMPLETE and FINISHED,
in a way that’s easy for foreign learners to understand. Some people say there is no difference between COMPLETE and FINISHED.

I beg to differ because, there is :

When you marry the right man/woman, you are “COMPLETE”.

And when you marry the wrong one, you are “FINISHED”!

And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are …

“COMPLETELY FINISHED” !!!

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