Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The other day I was fitted

with a neat and digital hearing-aid. 
It tickles my ear. 
It's another thing to look after
in my joyous old age -
to mislay, or forget to turn off,
or fish out of the bath -
and where did I put that phone number
and e-mail address for when the two-month
free supply of batteries runs out ?
A battery lasts only five days or so...
(And where did I put
the battery-charger for the camera ?)


It's just as well I'm not important enough
to have a mobile phone!
The car-keys are always in the car
and of course I never lock the house
because I lost the key some twenty years ago.

In a world full of gadgets
there is too much to remember -
and ever more 'stuff' to get to know...
But if I can manage the Instruments
of Advanced Living, and if my energy
is not too diminished and dispersed
I may enjoy my second childhood
(with greater liberty and a wry
appreciation of irony)
much more than my first.

4 comments:

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...

Farting and pissing are not my favorites, but this post is one of the best.

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...

I just noticed that first time in many years I was dropped from your blog reading list.
I have no idea what triggered your decision.

Yours truly,

Man and his Dog

Wofl said...

Thank you, Jindra. It is one of my more conservative blogs ;-)

Malcolm's blog also is no longer listed...

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...

Finally we don't have to compete against ever-fresh Dog Dao for your attention.