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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The devil finds work for idle hands to do.

Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. ~Mary Hirsch

A bored Ditz who can bear?

There I was at choir immersed in my book when I became aware of an odd quality to the sound emanating from the choir. I listened more carefully. It sounded like there were 3 or 4 different keys being attempted with the bulk of the choir waffling round in total confusion. Not a good sound!

I asked Ditz about it in the car going home.

'Oh, that,' said my Ditz casually. 'That was a set up.'

A set up? A set up! Who's setting up who here? Turns out that there is a pre~arranged signal that causes a number of the better musicians to change keys ~ but they all sing in a different key. This is enough to ensure most of the choir becomes quickly lost. The number of kids who lack confidence that they are singing the right thing is mind boggling. All Ditz has to do is drop out for a note or two & the others singing her part drop out too because they've been following & relying on her. Ditz does it just for fun. *sigh*

'So which bright bunny dreamt this up?' I enquired. Need I have asked?

'Well, Boy Soprano & I had nothing to do between AbbaMania performances,' Ditz defended herself. Yikes! Thankfully Alison has a sense of humour. She will need it if those two team up together any more.


The HoJo's said...

She will go far that one, so impressed, I would have found that hysterical in my time and would have joined in :o) or perhaps i shouldn't be encouraging such spirited independant thought? smirk.

Ganeida said...

Oh, I thought it was terribly clever as well as funny but I do feel for those that have to deal with her!

A. said...

Choir...what a vicious sport :)


Molytail said...



Ganeida said...

Allison: Ya Think? :P

Moly: I do so hope Ditz isn't giving Miss Cinders ideas!

Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

She sounds like quite a bundle of joy, your Ditz! I have one here, in the masculine sense, who is also quite high spirited. ;)

MamaOlive said...

LOL I must admit when it comes to singing I'm a follower. Which is bad around here because I'm the one who actually knows how the songs are supposed to go.
Thanks, Ditz, for the laugh.

Britwife said...

Oh! That is very clever of her (and Soprano Boy) to figure out! :)

seekingmyLord said...

What to do with Ditz!?

Persuaded said...

tell ditz she is a very very *very* naughty girl!

*snicker, snicker, snicker*