Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Refined Macho Guy ... Not!

As much as I try to be super macho, I am in reality a clumsy fellow most of the time. Well at home anyway, so much so that wifey has started calling me Mr. Clumsy Clod!

The thing is I'm only clumsy when I'm at home. When I'm outside, I'm you regular human being. You won't find me putting a foot wrong. But when I'm home, I think could probably give Mr. Bean himself a run for his money. Yes, I am that clumsy and careless at home.

I can be slicing onions and the next thing you know, I'll slice my finger right along with the onions. Or I could be cleaning the toilet sink and somewhere along the way, I'd rip out a chunk of my flesh on the faucet or something. Or even knocking a nail on the wall and squarely putting my thumb right in the path of the hammer. Yup, that's me, Mr. Clumsy Clod ... LOL!

And this happens so much that these days when it happens to me wifey just looks up, rolls here eyes, chuckles and says,

'why am I not surprised, honey!'

And I can't blame her. Take for instance, just yesterday. I was making myself a bowl of Miso soup. I open the flask to pour in some hot boiling water (as per the instructions) and intelligently put my hand right over the bowl and start pouring nice boiling hot water over my hands. Is that smart or what? Yeah, I have a few nice scalded left fingers.

Maybe I'm not cut out for doing work at home. Maybe I need a bevy of slaves running around doing work for me while I laze around on the couch sipping wine and eating grapes ... LOL! What do you say? You think that would work for me? :D

But there were times in my youth when my clumsiness has been the source of entertainment for my two buddies. I remember once years ago. The three of us were walking to 7-11 a couple of blocks away to get a couple of drinks. It was at night and we were chatting and laughing like we always do when suddenly they hear no sound from me. They turn to look at me and I wasn't there. I had actually fallen into this drain. They didn't even realize it and just kept on walking ... LOL!

And when they finally saw me waving frantically and calling for help, instead of actually coming to help, those two bums laughed their heads off hysterically for a couple of minutes before finally coming to pull me out of the drain. I could have been hurt bad and there they were laughing. But I don't blame them cos I would have done the same thing if one of them had fallen in ... hahaha ...

I told you I could give Mr. Bean a run for his money. There were many more incidences where I was the main source of their entertainment but I shall refrain from telling you guys cos it just might ruin my nice macho image that I've been pretending to have ... LOL!

Maybe one day when I feel like making a total fool of myself, I'll tell you the many stories of my clumsiness but for now, I need to go look for some door hardware for a new project I'm working on. But I'll bet you my last dollar that I'll probably do something really clumsy during this project too. Care to bet otherwise? :D
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36 comments:

  1. Hahahhaaaaa!!! You fell in the drain??? *ops sorry*
    and slicing your finger along with the onion??? ayooooo..you sure give your wife a bad headache..! right??

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  2. LOL what? I was just here earlier..punya laju tu update. Anyways, no worries, you're not the only one, I mean I'm clumsy at times too. But in my case, I would be knocking my legs on something. Something I couldn't remember. XD

    What's left to see are bruises XD

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  3. Oh boy, you must have given your mum alot of headache when you were young!

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  4. I'm much the same Nick so don't feel bad. I always have bruises all over me from walking into things and just tonight I slammed my thumb in the door when I went to close it. Man that hurt like a son of a ...it hurt a lot ok.

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  5. OMG! Fell into the drain? That's painful! Ouch! I'm clumsy at times too, but really you gotta be more careful.You don't want to be slicing your own finger or hammering your toes and falling into a manhole next! : )

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  6. Hi Nick,
    am dropping by to wish you a fabulous new year :)

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  7. hop over from Faizal's blog.
    oh, I don't know there were so many clumsy happenings around you, no wonder your wifey is not surprised at all, hehehe...

    just think that's your fate to fall in the drain, then you won't blame yourself and will feel better, haha!
    take care...

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  8. My hubby does that all the time too. Men...LOL! ;o)

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  9. Kadus Mama - Ya, I really fell in the drain la ... so memalukan ... LOL!

    Wifey is so used to my clumsiness that nowadays she watches me when I do stuff for fear of me injuring myself ... hahaha ...

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  10. Maslight - Hahaha ... Ya, nothing better to do so can update pretty fast!

    I can't even remember the amount of times I smashed my knees against the tables la ... soon I'll need a new pair of knees ... LOL!

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  11. Romany Angel - Ooo, slamming your thumb in the door. I'll bet that hurt but I can relate to that pretty well ... LOL!

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  12. Foongpc - It was painful and awfully embarrassing! LOL! Clumsiness is my middle name la :D

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  13. Lena - Hey there, thanks for dropping by :D

    A Fabulous New Year to you too.

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  14. Martini - Welcome to my blog :D

    Well, my two buddies can tell you tales about my silliness at times ... LOL!

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  15. Tammy - He is? Well, it's good to know I'm not the only clumsy clod around ... LOL!

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  16. Good to know about your clumsiness. You have an excuse to not to work in the kitchen, hehee!

    I could laugh hysterically too when I'd be around and you fell in the drain, lol!

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  17. You fell down a drain?! Oh no! Sorry for laughing. As long as you didn't hurt yourself?!

    I think your wife should remove all sharp instruments from out of your reach. It's in your best interest!

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  18. Wow that must have been a shock about the drain.
    Now that is a funny memory

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  19. Sorry for not dropping by in a while Nick... but umm, I have a confession to make. I'm pretty clumsy myself. Sometimes I get bruises all over my leg and I don't even know how I got them in the first place! Hehehe You are not alone!

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  20. Hi Nick, I have a tag for you at Wishing on a Falling Star, have a great day! :)

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  21. Marlene - Hey, I never thought of that ... LOL!

    I'll bet you would :D

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  22. The World According To Me - No worries, if it was me, I would laugh too ... LOL!

    Hahaha ... yeah, I think it really would be safer for me if we child proofed the house :D

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  23. Angela - A shock was the least of my worries, it was the utter embarrassment that was the problem ... LOL!

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  24. Meleah - Hahaha ... well, now you've got company.

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  25. Cidao - Well, it's nice to know I'm not alone in being clumsy ... hehehe ...

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  26. Rozella - No worries, I know you're not all that well.

    I know what you mean, I've got bruises on my body that I don't have a clue as to how it got there too ... LOL!

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  27. Marzie - Why am I not surprise my first tag for the year would come from none other than you ... LOL!

    Thanks for 'punishing' me again ... hehehe ... I'll come over and check it out in a bit :D

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  28. I almost fell off the chair from laughing too hard after reading the part where you fell into the drain.

    Hey, at least you can leave your clumsiness at the door. I bring mine along wherever I go! Lol!

    Happy belated New Year! :D

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  29. Perky - Hey, you're back! I'll bet you had a good laugh ... LOL! It was pretty embarrassing enough for me!

    Yeah, at least I don't act like a doofus in public ... LOL!

    Happy New Year to you too ...

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  30. Hi Nick,
    I know I shouldn't laugh when misfortune falls on some1 but LMAO!!! Gosh! Falling into the drain and your friends didnt even realised? hehe...

    Anyway, being clumsy at home is normal lar I think...happens to me too. I think because we feel so comfy at home, we just dont think when we do something :P

    p/s: 1 wk late but HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  31. Jen - Go ahead and laugh, I would ... LOL! Well, I'm trying to be more careful at home these days ...

    Happy New Year to you too.

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  32. LOL I think those were excuses you cooked up so your wife would go "Honey, why don't you just go sit, relax and sip your cup of tea. I shall do all the work for you" BUT it seems to me she's not buying it LOL Mr. Clumsy Clod

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  33. Samantha a.h@wen - First of all, welcome to my blog :D

    Darn it, you've found me out! LOL! There goes my lazing around days.

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