I’m on the letter M . I think I skipped couple of letters.
Today is super light hearted. I have a story about monkeys and my once upon a time ago- relationship with them.
I grew up in Africa. Monkeys were like naughty pets and thieves.
One morning. I’m chilling watching cartoon network. I still remember what I as watching – Johnny Bravo .
I had the sliding door open and I hear some movement behind the sofa. I turn around and there is an entire family of monkeys on the dining room table trying to steal our fruit out of our fruit bowl!
I screamed for my Ma. She came down and shooed them away with a broom stick. Speaking of broomsticks I also have stories about snakes but let’s take it easy.
One story at a time . Calm down Daisy...
My most frustrating story with monkeys goes like this
It is no secret I was a drug addict from the age of 12/13 years old.
It get’s hot in Africa and in those days keeping every window and door open was normal.
I went to have a bath or some thing and when I came back into my bedroom ready to smoke a spliff.
No ready made spliff.
I DON’T NEED TO DRAW THIS OUT
The freaking monkeys came into my bedroom and stole all of my weed and my pre made joint. I looked out the window watching them run away.
To add further insult they didn’t even smoke the shit -they just sniffed it ,handled it and threw it on the ground.
My Ma thought this was hilarious. She didn’t like me taking drugs.
Bit of a no brainer..
I did not see the funny side that day.
I do have a lot of heavier stuff I want to say about monkeys being used in research experiments but I haven’t got the time today to give it my full attention and awareness it deserves
So this is my blogging A-Z challenge for today.
Hope you enjoyed it.
Sadly the place I was born, is now an metropolis of hotels and business developments that have driven the monkeys from their natural habitat.
But that is another topic for another time
Wish me luck.
My final facilitating support groups training day with Healthy minds. It has been challenging and a huge commitment but it has been totally worth it.