I didn’t see any camels

On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw this on top of a low stone wall.


Yes, a tiny oasis. I pointed it out to the tall person and asked if it was real or just a mirage. He smiled and told me it was real. He explained that a mirage is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon in which light rays are bent to produce a displaced image of distant objects.

Hmm. It’s easy to become confused in an urban desert when you are tired and thirsty. I didn’t notice any camels though.

Knockout gas used in neighborhood!

On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw this.


Yes. Clearly, a potent knockout gas has been used in my neighborhood. I held my breath as I walked quickly past.

The tall person later said that he felt sleepy but as it was nearly midnight I did not associate it with this incident.

The dangers of practicing soccer in a confined space

On my walk through the neighborhood today I saw these ladies in a shop window.


I pointed them out to the tall person and asked why the ladies had lost their heads. He paused for a moment and then smiled. Perhaps, he suggested, the ladies had not used the correct technique for heading a soccer ball and had suffered a serious mishap. He explained that good timing of the run as well as anticipation of where the ball will be placed is essential. After take off, the upper body arches backwards and this momentum produces a snapping action where the body is propelled forward. At the same time the neck is extended then snapped forward in synchronization with the body to strike the ball with maximum power.

Hmm. I think these ladies used a little too much power and clearly should not have been practicing soccer in such a confined space.