Things Sent To Try Us

My dear old Mom used to say quite often, ‘..these things are sent to try us’ which usually meant she was having a bad day. It would puzzle me as to precisely who sent these things and why did they do it. Moving on a few years, well, quite a lot of years, I think I have finally found her reasoning behind that saying.

Monday

Monday morning was the usual start of the week for me. Wake up, although I had been awake half the night, get out of bed and make my way to the bathroom. Shower shave and all the usual morning rituals before getting dressed and heading off to the kitchen to make that pot of tea.

OUCH!!

Kettle on, tea bags in a pot and off to sit and relax while the magic happens. Living room, draw the curtains and a quick look at the world outside and sit down on the couch. Ouch!!! Was there a drawing pin or sewing needle on the cushion and although I usually have difficulty getting off the couch (see other post ), I got up pretty fast after that sudden sharp pain.

What Was That?

It felt exactly like a needle or if you can imagine a small crocodile biting into your backside, that’s the best way I can describe the pain. I looked and rubbed my hand gingerly over the cushion, but nothing! I went out to the kitchen to finish making the tea and returned to the living room. I thought this time I am going to sit on the other couch, I’m not making the same mistake again!

Ouch Again!

OUCH!! Exactly the same thing again!! What the heck is going on? As it turns out, it didn’t matter where I chose to sit, the excruciating pain was the same. It then dawned on me that it must be me, not the furniture. A quick visit to the bathroom to look at my bottom in the mirror. Well, it’s just impossible (as Perry Como sang) to even get a glimpse of my backside without being some sort of contortionist. Whatever was causing the pain was well hidden from normal view.

Contortionist

Then my wife appeared on the scene and she could see me twisting and turning in front of the bathroom mirror as though I was on fire! “What on earth are you up to?” she asked. I mumbled something about not being able to sit down without feeling as though I was being stabbed in the buttocks. “Oh let me have a look” and within a second she said she could see a ‘pluke’ a big spot to you and me that looked very sore.

Peace

What is a man to do? I just want a quiet life, to be able to sit on my couch in peace and quiet. This damn ‘pluke’ was painful and although I managed to sit, very uncomfortably and sometimes forgetting about it, very painfully too, it lasted for a couple of days before the beast decided to do whatever ‘plukes’ do and disappear.

Yep, things were sent to try us, my Mom was right, they certainly are. If you would like to know the definition of Pluke, here it is.

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45 Comments
  • christinenovalarue
    July 28, 2023

    πŸ–€

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Thank you 😊

  • Jessica Harper
    July 28, 2023

    Trev, sorry to hear about your ass. Hope it’s better now.
    Perry Como

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Thank you, Jessica. All good thankfully. 😊

  • derrickjknight
    July 28, 2023

    I’m pleased it didn’t last long enough to need lancing

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Me too, Derrick. Thank you. 😊

  • marlandphotos
    July 28, 2023

    Wow! I loved the story as well as the photo!

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Thank you, I appreciate your kind words 😊

  • Sadje
    July 28, 2023

    Ouch indeed. Im glad it went away

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Thank you, Sadje. 😊

  • Peter's pondering
    July 28, 2023

    Perhaps that is what rear facing cameras are for on smart phones? Please don’t bother sharing the pictures though!

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Lol, perish the thought. Thank you, Peter. 😊

  • Herb
    July 28, 2023

    Poor guy. I’m glad it went away for you.

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Thank you, Herb, me too! 😊

  • Going Batty in Wales
    July 28, 2023

    I’m glad it has gone away!

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Thank you and me! 😊

  • Barbara Alley Hoyle
    July 28, 2023

    Oh my! Plukes are painful, i unfortunately know by personal experience. Blessings upon blessings on you and your wife. How we suffer better with support. Your posts consistently make me chuckle, but this time my smile is filled with compassion.

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Thank you, Barbara. 😊

  • Carolyn
    July 28, 2023

    Sorry, but I had to laugh! I have done the contortionist thing often enough so I can picture the scene. My beloved aunty used to say “This too shall pass”. I’m glad your Pluke didn’t stay too long. That was a new word for me. Is it the same as a veruca?

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Thank you, Carolyn. No, a veruca is usually on you foot and quite deep. This was just annoying. 😊

  • luisa zambrotta
    July 28, 2023

    I’m glad you are better now 😯

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Thank you, Luisa 😊

  • SusanR
    July 28, 2023

    Ouch! Glad that didn’t last long. And I just learned a new word.

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Thank you, Susan and glad that you have learned something new today. 😊

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    July 28, 2023

    Ouch, Trev! Ain’t your mother right about “things are sent to try us.” Plukes (learned a new word today) are mighty painful. Pinched nerves also have the same effect.

    • Trev
      July 28, 2023

      Thank you, Rosaliene. Another who has learned something today. 😊

      • KINDNESS
        July 29, 2023

        The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, when you remember your Mother πŸ‘¨β€πŸΌ Mother’s are always right you know πŸ˜‰ What a pluke means. πŸ˜‰β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ

        • Trev
          July 29, 2023

          Thank you, Kindness. 😊

  • Great header image and accompanying text. 😁

    • Trev
      July 29, 2023

      Thank you 😊

  • Cindy Georgakas
    July 29, 2023

    oh my Trev. Ouch is right. Your mom was right on that account.. Glad that it left on it’s own❣️

  • susiesopinions
    July 29, 2023

    Yes, as the years go by we get all these strange places.

    • Trev
      July 29, 2023

      Thank you, Susie. 😊

  • SueW
    July 30, 2023

    Oh, you poor thing, Trev, I can imagine how painful it must have been! ☹️

    • Trev
      July 30, 2023

      Thank you, Sue. All good now though. 😊

  • boromax
    July 30, 2023

    Ay-yah! I truly do hate when that happens. Flamin’ pluke on the heinie.

    • Trev
      July 30, 2023

      Indeed, thank you, boromax. 😊

  • Crystal Byers
    August 2, 2023

    You taught me something, Trev. Good of your pluke to up and vanish!

    • Trev
      August 2, 2023

      Thank you, Crystal. I’m glad too, that you have learned something here. πŸ™‚

  • Lara/Trace
    August 8, 2023

    Ouch.

    • Trev
      August 9, 2023

      Indeedy. Thank you. 😊

  • surrealartpsychonaut
    August 13, 2023

    I still wasn’t quite sure what a pluke is, but the dictionary tells me that it’s a pimple. I haven’t had one that feels like being attacked by a tiny crocodile yet, and I hope I never do.

    • Trev
      August 13, 2023

      And hoping you never have one. Thank you 😊