As we say here in Scotland, "it wisnae me, honest !" (If only I had the money !
) But I'm glad someone "rose" to the challenge.
Life is like that. Good things - and yes, bad things - come out of the blue and knock you off your feet, for no easily discernible reason. And it's because we don't know what the morrow will bring that (as the old Roman saying goes) we should "Carpe diem" - seize the day ! Of course we can't all live every day as if it were our last, the police would arrest us. But it certainly pays to remember that every day could be our last.
I discovered this one week lying in hospital, waiting to find out whether or not I had osteosarcoma (bone cancer), which had a survival rate of 20%. The first line of treatment was immediate amputation of my leg, the second line of defense was to make a will. When they X-rayed my rib cage to see if it had spread I really began to panic. I knew that if it had, I had about six months.
It turned out that the original X-ray, taken because of my sore knee, had shown a shadow because the radiographer had not rolled up my trouser leg far enough....
I was not inclined to sue. I considered the change in my perspective cheap at the price.
Funnily enough, it was about then that I started to smell flowers.