Barb Ludlow: Summer season in full swing
This is my favorite time of the year. The weather is finally warming up, even on the lake shore. Years ago, we spent the summer working, golfing and camping, usually up in Door County. But several years ago, I sold my pop-up camping trailer, so that was the end of that phase. Now retired, I still play golf, although, not very well anymore.
Eleven of us from the golf league went to Wander Springs yesterday for 18 holes. It was fun, in spite of the golf. A case in point was a par-three hole on the back nine. I think it was only about 138 yards. I had a nice drive, but it went to the right of the green and ended up in some really high weeds. I had to take a penalty stroke to bring it out of the junk. So now, I’m hitting three. That shot went about two feet.
My fourth shot bounced on the green and rolled off the back. My fifth shot was back on the green, about seven or eight feet from the hole, and I proceeded to three-putt it. Usually par-threes are a chance to improve your score. Not that time. My incompetency completely destroyed it.
And if that wasn’t enough, I also blew the last hole with another big number. Well, that’s the game of golf. You can be great for a time and then completely lose it. You never know when it’s going to blow up.
But then, a couple of good shots, or you sink a long putt and you forget all about the bad stuff.
In a change of subject, I was on Facebook the other day and found something quiet humorous.
It went like this, followed by my comments:
Here are a few instructions that were supposedly found on actual products:
On a hairdryer: “Do not use while sleeping.” (Now that makes a lot of sense)
On a bag of peanuts: “Warning, Contains nuts.” (You think?)
On a bag of chips: “You could be a winner. No purchase necessary. Details inside.” (No purchase necessary??? What are you going to do, steal the bag?)
On a bar of soap: “Directions: Use like regular soap.” (really???)
And last but not least this was supposedly on a frozen dinner: “Serving suggestions: Defrost.” (Can you imagine trying to eat a frozen dinner without defrosting it?)
Where has common sense gone?
And here’s another bit of humor:
Three animals were having a drink in a cafe, when the owner asked for the money.
“I’m not paying,” said the duck. “I’ve only got one bill and I’m not breaking it.”
I’ve spent my last buck,” said the deer.
“Then the duck will have to pay,” said the skunk. “Getting here cost me my last scent.” (kind of corny, right?)
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected]
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