Despite my worst intentions, the Mother-in-Law is still alive. Not so much divine intervention but more a case of saved by the bottle. Cos heavily under the influence, I simply couldn’t aim straight and instead of a direct hit I shot her right ear clean off. Lots of blood, but as she’s half-deaf, the wily old octogenarian will barely notice anyway. Lucky for her. So old age does have its advantages after all.
The wife ain’t too pleased mind you. Says her mother looks bloody ridiculous with one ear missing. And she’s got a point I reckon. So I have taken it upon myself to do the decent thing and promised to make amends –
- next year I’m gonna shoot the other ear off as well!!