Menopunkal [men-oh-punk-ul]; the condition of threat from whirligiggles


You'll recall that the giggles which originated the term were due to the inappropriate and over-use of the ceiling fans hereabouts.  (Need a revisit?)

It was also pointed out that fans can be the source of illness.  When spring became summer they all went down with chills.

Now we are at that point in the year where summer starts to turn her back and monsoon drops in.  The seasonal change has increased the humidity from "sticky" to "wringing".  It's still only 35'C ; or even a couple of degrees less.  But of course all these darling locals equate water content in the air to heat.  Not the same at all, but will they listen?

All they need to do is shower. Only by exiting the shower will they then know it was actually drier than the air around.  Instead of punkahwallahs we need blokes with mops.  The hell-o-copters will not cool the air, just move the moisture around.  Bit like a washing machine.  Only we don't get clean… unless of course we were to apply strigils.  Remember those?  The body-shaped metal bathing tools of the Roman Empire?  Steam the body and scrape the skin.

The Scandinavians still do this with birch twigs.

None of that applies here.  Rather, jump in the shower and loofah the top layer of epidermis and you're set to go another day.

Needless to say, everyone is again going down with coughs and sniffs.  Meanwhile, who is going along nicely under all that 27" of armour?  Who, indeed, has the last laugh?  Why did you need to know this?.... Well you didn't, but I was in the mood for levity and a gloat. 

No doubt there will be a debt to pay.

As an addition to the levity I started playing around on Voo-voo the vaio's camera.  Look.  Or close your eyes if it's all too much.

Happy Sunday Dear Reader!




(Juice, yer lookin' a bit puce there YAM...)

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