I Whoopied That One Up By Luke Simmons

May this story be a lesson to any kids (or adults) reading this.

The lesson is this: NEVER drop a saying into a conversation without fully knowing what it means.

Back in 1992, I was at my Dad's place for the weekend and he'd gone out so it was just my step Mum and her home alone. It was time for my bed time and Jeannie was doing the right thing by helping me get settled in for bed. As she went to turn the lights out, she asked if I needed anything and I jokingly replied back with, "Everything's alright, let's make whoopy." I'd recently heard a song about making whoopy and I THOUGHT it meant to have some fun.

The moment Jeannie froze, I realised I'd said something wrong.

What had actually happened was a young, precocious (and opportunistic) 12 year old boy propositioning his Dad's new wife.

It wasn't until the following day that I realised what had happened. I was too embarrassed to apologise, and it was only this week - 24 years later - that I had the courage to bring it up.

She said she remembered it happening and hoped it was just a faux pas.


in 10 Cornborough Court, Frankston South, Victoria, Australia

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I believe that life is a (relatively) short ride and that it's crucial to squeeze as many good times out of it as possible. I love travelling, music, reading, writing, all kinds o' sport, & my wife!

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