Jill and Jonny

Jill and Jonny

Monday, 28 May 2012

What's the difference between a joke and a lie?

Today I (Jonny) am sporting a rather fetching eye rash/bruise/infection. I'm not really sure what it is but what I am sure about is that it is pretty uncomfortable. Also it appears to be very obvious as my staff made quite clear when I arrived at work.

On arrival I was engulfed by staff all speaking at the same time, all asking me what was wrong with my eye. So, I thought I would make it more exciting...

I told them a story about being out for a walk last night in the village and a big guy tried to steal my wallet. I gave them quite a graphic account however the highlights were that he got a lucky punch in but but I still had my wallet and he is now in hospital in a pool of blood.

Well, as entertaining as I found this story telling I didn't quite predict the outrage that the staff would have.

HOW DARE SOMEONE HIT OUR FOREIGNER!!!

I had to come clean before they struck up a posse to go to the hospital to finish off the mystery assailant.

They did (eventually) laugh when I told them that I had made up the story. Then they asked 'So what is wrong with your eye?'

A self conscious person couldn't cope here!