I sustained a Wii-related shoulder injury on the weekend.
You know you're either in very bad shape or very old when you hurt yourself playing imaginary bowling.
While explaining the intricacies of the set-up and play of the game, my brother-in-law (a much younger and injury-free man who owns the Wii), told My Beloved and I that you can "make people". By this he meant that you can make little cartoon caricatures of yourself to represent you on screen while you're playing.
But of course I took the opportunity to make a morbid joke of it all.
"You can make people with Wii? So THAT's The problem! We've been going about this all the wrong way. We just needed a Wii!"
There's nothing like a room full of nervous laughter and averted eyes to confirm the bombing of an ill-fated joke.
But I still think it was funny.
My therapist wonders if maybe I use humour to avoid dealing with some of my pain. I like her and all, and so far the sessions have helped quite a bit, but she's going to have to dig a little deeper than this, I think.
Because really, it doesn't get more obvious that that.
Of course I do.
Now getting me stop, there's the challenge.