The Chicken Pox Episode

You never quite think certain things will ever happen to you. Right up until they do. It never crossed your mind that you could shit yourself, till the robber cocked the gun and aimed it at you.

You smiled at her and asked her to be your wife. And she went on to say yes! Wait, what? But you were kidding! How couldn’t she see that? Marriage isn’t (wasn’t) for you! Now you’re 30, living in your parents’ basement with a wedding to plan? Well same, I never saw the pox coming!

I mean, how was I to know? It was Christmas eve and


Spending quality time just chilling


Then I noticed a few ‘pimples’


Then it hit me!


I was at my lowest. They finally got me. I know people like to imagine that they don’t have enemies, but I’m not one of those people. I know I have enemies and for a while now, we’ve been at war, cold war. They caught me slippin’ for a sec and struck. A fan favorite, the people’s choice, defender of the weak and all-around good guy. Gottfried had caught the pox!

I never really understood the concept of ‘beauty is temporary’, then chickenpox hit me hard. Chickenpox taught me an object lesson on love. You see, love is like chickenpox, it’s much worse when it comes late. It also taught me about the government. The government is like chickenpox, you try to get away from it, but it always catches you in the end.

Mom got jokes. She looked at me there lying with sores all over my body and goes, “at least now you match the curtains”. It will take me a few years to process her forgiveness. Thankfully there’s no pictorial representation. Imagine taking photos of your suffering. People that take photos of themselves during a bad phase are really weird. What do you need the photos for? Weirdo

I was in a foul mood. And you can at least understand why. So, I did what I had to do to cope with the few who braved to visit me where I was quarantined.


He wasn’t giving up. Did everyone really have chickenpox while they were kids?


The wishes weren’t really cutting it for me. I was in severe pain. Mostly blows to my ego.


Consistency is key, guys.


But it was really the pox, I’m usually adorable. Believe me!

Chickenpox is not such a bad thing if you really deep it. The stars themselves are like chickenpox on the face of the sky, and that’s a beautiful sight! I told a friend I got the chickenpox, he told me he caught politics and never got over it. I think he might have a point cause he never stops yapping about the government doing a number on us. After a long time stay at home, I smiled and gave thanks to chickenpox because it taught me who were my real friends.

I see the battle scars and think to myself, surely there’s a positive here. I can always mess around and tell my kids that their dad got shot during an armed robbery attack. The problem is, the missus might decide not to play along. I’ll need a little help convincing them, you know, a little sprinkle here and there. This research paper I read suggests women are better liars. The jury is still out on that one.

So Son, if you ever get to read this. Know this! I might have looked bad at the time…

you should’ve seen the other guy!

ยฉ Gottfried. All rights reserved.

224 thoughts on “The Chicken Pox Episode

      1. eating all that turmeric does help… we put it in milk, in rice, in soup, in vegetables… in EVERYTHING.

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  1. Well the day it was shared at school , I was there ,so I got chicken pox when I was kid , this is a little useless info btw hilarious one๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. so much banter in one post… it would take weeks to respond and getting through the guttural laughter.
    I could go on an on but shatting sounds much better FYI than shitting your pants so remember at. lol. However, it was something my husband said to me when we finished a hike.. “You shit your pants”. Seriously, and the milage he is now getting with the “kids” who should be grateful I don’t throw them out during Covid, right!!
    The worst is I didn’t know..TMI again but here I go…ok, how do you not know I agree with that. The worst is he says “go over there and I’ll hose you down”. Do I look like a dog for godsake I say to him. Don’t answer that!!! And he didn’t ask me to marry him so I’m now not sure why I pushed the envelope but there’s still time to put him in the dog house.. ha. I was sure I had covid.. yes, this just happened so I gladly quarantined just to not hear from him which is worse than a headache I agree. Wait till your son gets the chicken pox and you get shingles… then you can compare who looks worse.

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  3. You made this humorous although Iโ€™m sure it wasnโ€™t

    I also had that as a kid… now we have shots for that

    Donโ€™t feel bad though – I had my tonsils removed at 25 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ omg for a kid that is nothing and they recover fast…

    Not so much when you are 25!!! I could not speak at all without severe pain for like 2 months!!! Omg

    And let me also add… my job at that time was a telephone operator ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    That was all bad!!

    So yeah I feel your pox pain… only mine is with the tonsils …

    I was 7 with chicken pox… mild… quick and easy…

    My oldest was 3 – also quick and easy

    But my 2 younger ones have never had and they were given that shot ๐Ÿคจ whatever

    But now that you have had, still be careful… it lives in your spine and you can now catch shingles ๐Ÿ˜ฎ which is a million times worse – do not catch that!!!

    Sorry about being the bearer of bad news ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    I must have found your blog around corona shut downs cause anything before March is all new lol

    Alright I have to go to bed – I donโ€™t want to pay the piper tmrw lol โœŒ๏ธ

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