I've been attempting to pass the time reading the second of the work-from-home books I borrowed from my favourite local library but at 540 pages plus innumerable end-notes it's too weighty to hold open. To fill the hours I've moved on to Allan Pease's Body Language which, at 228 light-weight pages, has been a much easier read. Also, the bright yellow cover is pleasing to the eye and has been invaluable in raising my spirits.
The book is full of fabulous early '80s-style line drawings. In amongst the purely descriptive captions like 'Figure 82: Open body and open attitude' are little gems like this below:
Figure 83: This woman is probably cold, but she may wish to go to the bathroom.Indeed, this is not a posture we'd want to read incorrectly: I could be fetching the poor woman a blanket and beanie while she's quietly wetting her pants.
This chap has been captioned as representing the male version of the ankle lock but I think he's actually in the middle of a staring competition and has just realised he needs to go to the toilet:
And the bladder condition of this chappy should be our least concern: if we ever meet anyone displaying this expression we should run away very quickly before the laser beams start shooting from his eyes:
This book has everything the convalescent could want; I recommend you become sick immediately so you too can enjoy it.