Once there was a boy who was so clumsy he could prick his finger with a boiled macaroni. He managed to swallow a glass of milk, and that means including the glass, and mother had to thump his back for three hours until it came out again. And of course the glass came out last. He was so clumsy his bicycle drove backwards, and when he put on his trousers he always ended up with both legs in one trouser leg. When he picked his nose his finger got stuck and the doctor had to be sent for, and he was the only boy in the whole world who had broken his earlobe playing football.
“Why do you have to be such a klutz?” his father used to grumble.
“Why can’t you be more careful?” his mother used to wail.
And his sister said: “Ah, Robbie is too stupid even to take a crap !”
And although this was a very bad thing to say, there was some truth in it.