Homily for today
Don’t crouch down in a confined space if you are of a certain age. If you do and your knees start to hurt do not then sit –in the confined space.Should you get the urge to read the label on the back of your flat TV, rather look up the paper work (RTFM) than attempt to squeeze yourself between the window and the TV which is in the corner.
The said label was quite small and sited near the base of theTV with about five lines of letters and numbers. By the time I had jotted them down, with the aid of pencil and paper, I could no longer move – my knees were locked and MTL began to get curious about what I was up to. Slowly and achingly I sank to the floor. There was no space to roll over onto my knees and after a while MTL came to investigate.
Would I like a hand up? He kindly offered said hand and put his other one on the TV to balance himself but fortunately I could see it was about to topple over and suggested he remove both hands PDQ. When we had both regained our equilibrium – mentally and physically I asked him to brace himself, take my hand and I would - with the help of the wall behind me wriggle upwards. I think if it hadn’t been for my climbing years – going up and down rock chimneys in Wales and the Lake District we may have had to make an emergency call for a block and tackle or similar.