Monday, January 08, 2007

I thought it was funny…

The New Year has begun and so I embark on another new adventure – Taoist Tai Chi classes. I have only been to one class, so I can't really tell you what I think of it right now, but I am intrigued with the beauty of the Tai Chi movements and hope to find a relaxing form of exercise in these classes. I'll keep you posted.

During our instruction last week the teacher stopped and asked us how we were feeling and if we were comfortable doing the movements. We all agreed that we were quite comfortable, but one lady said that her joints were popping during some moves. The instructor quizzed her on what was popping and if she was in pain.

"No, no pain" the lady answered, "but my shoulder, hip and knees are popping."

The teacher went on to explore this strange phenomenon and once she determined that the lady was doing the movements correctly and was not hurting herself, looked around to see if anyone else in the class had anything else to say before she resumed the class.

In a joking manner I said that perhaps the lady shouldn't eat Rice Crispies before attending class because Snap, Crackle and Pop might be getting carried away. Tee Hee! The classmate didn't crack a smile, look at me in a puzzled manner and said quite seriously "I didn't eat Rice Crispies this morning."

Snap, Crackle, Pop, it went right over her head. Sigh! I thought it was funny. How about you?


Anonymous said...

I cracked a smile.

methatiam said...

Rice Crispies in prune juice:
snap, crackle and poop?

Come on, crack a smile for that one, OK?

Cuppa said...

Lynn - Oh good. AC thought it was funny too. I couldn't believe when it didn't get a chuckle out of the girl at class.

methatiam - groan!

Anonymous said...

Very cute - sounds as though her funny bone was out of joint :0)

We took a Tai Chi class several winters ago and loved it. Unfortunately, like so many things - I fell out of practice. But honest to goodness I'd recently been thinking about finding the tape our instructor had made and try it again.

Anonymous said...

I would have had a good giggle over it.

Ginnie said...

I think her "funny bone" was out of whack.....I chuckled.

Maya's Granny said...

I think it was very funny. Maybe she doesn't watch children's shows and so isn't seeing ads for Rice Crispies and didn't understand?

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't have thought it was rip-roaring funny but would have known it was intended to be humorous. I would have given at least a polite laugh. It's interesting how people react to things. :)

And I love Tai Chi!



Granny said...

I thought it was funny.

My joints pop painlessly when I bend. I've never thought much about it.

I used to love watching Tai Chi from my office window. It overlooked St. Mary's Square in San Francisco and those people were out there every day.