Saturday, August 30, 2008

Balls and ceiling fans..

Did you know that on average it takes at least ten throws to get a small rubber ball to hit the ceiling fan when you start trying. Once you have practiced a while you can get it every time. The level of difficulty rises as you slow the fan down.

Small rubber balls make small round marks on the walls where they hit.

Larger balls such as tennis balls hit the fan more easily and leave large marks on the wall, especially if you wet them in the cats water bowl first.

Sponge balls don't hit the wall as hard, but if you dip them in something brightly coloured like, I don't know, tomato ketchup, when they do hit they make a really big splat shape.

Mum hid all the cricket balls after you broke the window.
Mum hid all the golf balls after you broke your brothers head.

Bike lock chains padlocked to the ceiling fan make a loud noise that alerts mum to what you are up to, now is not a good time to forget the combination or lose the key.

Mum is quite cross, especially about the bent ceiling fan. Now proves not to be a very good time to tell mum about the hit rate with differing sized balls at different fan speeds. This is especially true at six in the morning.

Washing walls is hard.


Millennium Housewife said...

Where can I buy a ceiling fan? Sounds fun!

Eve said...

It needs to be an indutrial ceiling fan made from metal. Those poncy wicker and wood ones break the first time you get a hit with a golf or cricket ball.

The metal ones also make a bigger dent in your brothers head when you throw him off the top bunk.

The anchor to the ceiling needs to be firm to allow swinging off it, and attaching paint cans. (See previous post "Raising #4")