True friends can make you smile just by saying something funny that sticks in your mind and then pops up when you need a laugh.
Here is one of all time favourites:
Like a lot of people I am nervous when birds are flying around me. Paradoxically I don’t like to see them in cages but there you go…
Right. So. I am on the phone to my friend in England and I am admiring the view from my third floor window.
There is a small as in impossible to sit on, wrought iron balcony.
Impossible that is unless you are a bird. Mainly pigeons.
We were chatting away when I suddenly realise that one of our feathered friends seemed to be headed straight for me!
Alfred Hitchcock has a lot to answer for, and I haven’t even seen the film!
However. Large bird approaching at 12 o clock. ‘ARGH!’ I scream down the phone.
‘What on earth’s the matter?’ my friend says.
To which he calmly replies.’ Is it carrying a can of kerosene and a box of matches?’
‘Well, you’re probably all right then…’