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Started by lapsedcat on Nov 9, 2021 11:34:25 AM
The sun is shining directly into my eyes but I'll be damned if I'm moving

I'm sitting working in the lounge and the clouds have parted and I'm half-blinded by the sun - what's more my laptop screen is now very difficult to read. For all I know these words I'm typing may be gobbledegook or the first lines of the Great American Novel.

I'm not shifting though. It's a battle of wills. That sunny bastard can move first. I'll not be forced to vacate this comfy sofa. It's capitulation like that which lost us the colonies, damn it!

Dubris - 09 Nov 2021 11:46:42 (#1 of 27)

You need a hat with a broad brim or one of those green-tinted sun visors.

Agaliarept - 09 Nov 2021 11:50:03 (#2 of 27)

Dubris - 09 Nov 2021 19:25:39 (#3 of 27)

Are you still on the sofa, Lapsed? The sun has set now; you can move with honour.

lammaMia - 09 Nov 2021 19:34:33 (#4 of 27)

'Alexa, shop for lounge umbrellas'

virgil5 - 09 Nov 2021 20:48:53 (#5 of 27)

The Sun's days are numbered.

Just be patient and you'll get the last laugh.

champagnerocker - 10 Nov 2021 12:25:07 (#6 of 27)

People who still cling to the ptolemaic model of a geocentric solar system deserve to have the sun shining in their eyes and on their computer screen.

ReverendBlueJeans - 10 Nov 2021 12:28:31 (#7 of 27)

I have a blind which, far from blocking the sun's generous light, merely filters it so that it illuminates rather than stabs the eyeballs.

Dubris - 10 Nov 2021 19:41:58 (#8 of 27)

Poor Lapsed - probably nothing more than a scorch mark on the back of the sofa and a little pile of ash on a scatter cushion by now.

Tadagee - 10 Nov 2021 19:56:26 (#9 of 27)

In a very real way aren't we all scorch marks and little piles of ash on the scatter cushion of life?

ReverendBlueJeans - 10 Nov 2021 20:00:07 (#10 of 27)

Personal Growth publishers queue outside Tadders' house waving contracts...

redginger - 10 Nov 2021 21:50:22 (#11 of 27)

Driving yesterday the sun was shining and the roads were wet after a rainstorm. Driving along, there was a great pothole at the side of the road. We realised something was wrong , took the car into the garage, tracking was out, and it cost £75 pounds to put it right.

Dubris - 12 Nov 2021 13:57:49 (#12 of 27)

So by not moving from the sofa rather than, say, going for a drive Lapsed has saved himself £75.

Macpaddy - 12 Nov 2021 14:03:09 (#13 of 27)

It cost quite a bit of money but having a turntable constructed under the house saves all the nuisance of sun glare. A mere press of a button and...

wickeltisch - 12 Nov 2021 14:09:35 (#14 of 27)

Sun? What sun?

Second day of dense fog here in eastern France where I am atm.

tasselhoff - 12 Nov 2021 15:57:23 (#15 of 27)

It's sunny here in middle France, wickel. Not that I'm gloating.

Ok, I am.

artant - 12 Nov 2021 16:08:40 (#16 of 27)

So by not moving from the sofa rather than, say, going for a drive Lapsed has saved himself £75.

Perhaps he could spend it on curtains?

wickeltisch - 12 Nov 2021 16:16:02 (#17 of 27)

Or blinds. Curtains need washing.

lapsedcat - 12 Nov 2021 16:17:32 (#18 of 27)

Newspaper is cheaper

Beaky1 - 12 Nov 2021 17:06:04 (#19 of 27)

That’s for lining your shoes.

Dubris - 12 Nov 2021 17:24:58 (#20 of 27)

The swags and tails that Lapsed has fashioned from back issues of the London Review of Books are the talk of his street, never mind the Sunday Times festoon blind.

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