A cautionary tale with a spin...
It was a nice present. I expect. Hard to say for sure when the Aunt you never see sends you something you can’t explain.
It was carved out of wood and included just a tiny slip of paper saying ‘RANG A BOOMER’. Years ago, she sent me a computer club – it was padded and used for hitting the computer as a joke. With me being dyslexic, the computer always seems to need a good thump! Good old Aunty. I figured this was obviously similar - a telephone banger!
So, later when I called my friend and I got the digits mixed up, I gave the phone a satisfying whack with the boomer. They were right about the ‘boom’. I’d smashed the phone to pieces!
Angrily, I took the wooden phone-boomer thing to the rubbish dump and threw it as hard as I could.
And that's when it hit me.