Friday, February 27, 2009

Death



Dear readers,

I thought I was getting better yesterday but I wasn't. I got worse. Now I am in bed all day. It is probably all over for me.

I am going towards the light now... goodbye... goodbye!!!

Sincerely,
John

PS The mini-market is only four doors down, am I allowed to go in my dressing gown and pyjamas?

18 comments:

heartlikeaglass said...

if you're deathly ill, then i say "YES!" hope you find something there to help you feel a bit better.

Leah said...

Accepted Canadian practice is to go to Tim Hortons wearing pajamas, but the dressing gown would be over the line. Put on a big coat and bigger boots and you are ready to wow them in public in the latest TO Fashion. Winter gear may double as a hazmat suit for the safety of innocent passersby.

JessX said...

yes. but you may not wear slippers. that gives passer-byers the notion that perhaps you are too comfortable.

felix said...

If you are a local celebrity, very obviously sick or on first-name terms with the owner, yes!

Scott said...

My opinion:
Absolutely not.
Get dressed! Put on your foppish hat and ascot and get to the store properly! It's this laying about that's caused your illness to begin with.

Jon said...

If anybody gives you shit for it, you are granted special dispensation to drop everything and have a 0:47 rant that begins with "Do you know who I am? Do you know who the FUCK I am?!" This permission will expire in 36 hours.

Marc said...

If you go down to the pub like that, people might buy you drinks.

thurberseyedoc said...

The "common" cold canceled my Xmas- I feel your pain John, and hope you feel better soon. Coat over the pajamas seems sensible & acceptible under the cicumstances.

jtron said...

We will miss you and yes and listen to Marc, he has your best interests in mind-

pavel said...

Going in pajamas would only encourage people to ask you what's going on. Go in boxers only.

And wear them on your head.

Lucy said...

It is possible, but only if you make sure to mention loudly and obnoxiously at the checkout about how you are just off to (or back from) a pyjama party, and how your purchases relate to that.

John A said...

Pyjama party ruses would not wash in Chadderton! This is not Laurel Canyon (or Chorlton) and bohemian ways are frowned upon.

I did not go to the shop in the end as I was too frail. I ate soup without bread and it was a poor repast.

Anik said...

I am shocked and appalled that you do not have any minions, or at very least a part-time lackey, to fetch you restoratives whilst you lay in your consumptive swoon. You should advertise for an webcomic intern (unpaid, natch) to do such fetch and carry tasks.
Does the NHS not at least have afternoon brandy delivery? Sigh, these are dark days for social democracy.

anonymousse said...

I travelled to Merry Hill in my pj's for a bet and not one soul batted an eyelid. I assume it's more common than previously thought.

Michael Sidlofsky said...

Get well soon, John. Lots of hot mustard plaster and infusions of bark should do it. ;-)

Mario! said...

Definitely go out in your dressing gown and pajamas. Very Arthur Dent. Good luck with your recovery.

K said...

If I saw you down the pub like that, my immediate reaction would be to assume Vogons were about to demolish the earth.

Soup is the best sort of food when you're feeling like that, even without bread. I hope you are on the mend.

Nothing worse than blood has ever come out of my nose. I did once have the palms of both hands turn to green goo, though, after a bike-riding injury got infected. I don't recommend it.

Chad C said...

Who do you think you are, Za... Arthur Dent?

Actually, I once took an old girlfriend out for Mile High Pie in her nightie and dressing gown... it was Mardi Gras, so nobody blinked an eye.