TALK about a rookie error.
Parade made a big mistake while helping one of the young people in his family with their homework this week, but he couldn’t do anything about it once it was done.
The young person in question had a speech to do at school the next day, so asked if Parade would act as an audience of one.
So far, so good. Parade sat attentively and listened to the speech a few times, but then decided to up the ante by pretending to be the young person’s teacher (putting on a stern voice) and calling the young person forward to begin speaking.
And that’s where things started to veer out of control.
The young person walked to the front of the room, faced Parade and burst into uncontrolled laughter. He apologised, returned to the back of the room, made the walk to the front of the room again and burst into even more uncontrolled laughter.
Parade asked him if he wanted a moment to compose himself, he said that would be good, then he walked to the front of the room and started laughing so hard he could barely stand up. (And when Parade says barely stand up, that’s what he means: other members of the family came to check the origin of the strange noises coming from that part of the house.)
Needless to say, the speech practising had to be abandoned.
And Parade had learnt a valuable lesson about the incredible power of his acting.
And just briefly, numbers needed
PARADE knows there was a story about this in the paper this week, but he wants to issue another reminder that those organising the Cupid’s Undie Run in Bathurst are still short on numbers.
The fundraiser is held to support those affected by neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that causes tumours to grow on nerves.
You don't have to run in your undies if you are a bit bashful, but the idea is to feel uncomfortable for a brief time because children with neurofibromatosis feel uncomfortable regularly.
The run will be held on Sunday, February 17. Visit the Cupid’s Undie Run – Bathurst Facebook page.