Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The Tea Bag

I always keep two used tea bags in the fridge to put on my eyes in the morning, as they have an annoying habit of 'puffing up' over night. The reason I mention this, is, my lovely partner came into the room this morning (after a previous night of scoffing 'everything' in the house) cradling his tummy and looking thoroughly dejected.
"Look!" he announced, turning side on.
The word pregnant flashed across my mind, but I held my tongue and smiled sympathetically.
"It's not that bad."
He sighed and shuffled in front of the mirror, tucking his shirt in underneath the offending tummy.
"What on earth am I going to do about it?" he groaned, looking me straight in the eye, genuinely awaiting an answer.
Well you could start by not eating a weeks worth of food in one sitting, I thought to myself, but again, I said nothing ... until the ideal remedy sprang to mind.
"Stay there, I've got just the thing!"
I rushed into the kitchen to the fridge, and came back with one of my tea bags.
"Pop this on it, it always does the trick on my eyes!"
Well,  for some reason he didn't seem to find it quite as amusing as I did, but the image of him laying on the sofa with a tiny tea bag perched on the top of his tummy waiting for it to go down has been making me titter all morning!

20 comments:

Rashmi said...

Ha wonderful....You really have a way to ease things up...
What a brilliant idea...tea bags on tummy to make it go down...
ha aha ...

Susannah said...

This has been giving me the giggles all morning too. :-)

Brilliant!

Deborah said...

I'm glad it made you giggle too Rashmi and Susannah x :o)

Rebecca said...

I totally get the humor. Love it!

jabblog said...

You are good to hold your tongue - it's so difficult when a riposte trips there and has to be held. I have a cosy image of a man with a teabag now . . . hilarious:-)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

If the tea bag works, let me know. I will put them all over my body!

Friko said...

That is wicked and totally what he deserved.
I agree wholeheartedly.

Kathe W. said...

and you made me titter also! Nice little story to share! Especially your ability to NOT to say anything.
And hah! my verification word is
"cupeth" as in my "cupeth" runs over.....hilarious synchronicity.

tattytiara said...

Oh, but it is funny, I agree!

imaginationlane said...

Oh, that is funny...I'm sitting here giggling to myself at the picture you painted! I also do the tea-bags-on-the-eyes trick and would love to have seen the look of your husband's face at your suggestion...:)

Lynette

Deborah said...

Thank you so much for the comments, they really made me smile :o) x

earlybird said...

do you keep them damp in the fridge? LOVE the idea!

Deborah said...

Yes earlybird, in a little glass of water ready for squeezing and depuffing! :o)

Jim said...

I'm tittering too, Deborah. Mrs. Jim says I am mushroom shaped but I think she is using that term in the wrong way. I say it means hips and not tummies.
..
From your nice and huge scrummy cake poem I learnt a new word, scrummy, today. This week we are in London visiting the grandkids. I will use that word on them and/or on our friends up in Northhampton.
..

Monica Manning said...

If only it were that simple. I'd have designer suits made of tea bags hanging in my closet.

Deborah said...

Yes 'if only' Monica :o) hehe

Jim, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful time visiting here. I actually live in Northampton ... what a small world it is :o)

jaerose said...

Tsk - cheeky...hope he eventually saw the funny side..Jae ;)

Selma said...

Hahaha. Good one. My hubby needs a teabag in that spot too. *giggle*

trisha said...

oh! how i wish i could see the expression on his face!!!!

trisha.

Deborah said...

Thanks everso much for your comments Jae, Selma and Trisha x :o)