"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Senior moment?

Off to Sainsbury's to do the shopping this morning. (Well, we have to eat, so I have to shop.)
After the main shop I went over to the kiosk to get my mobile topped up, buy some stamps and to get £50 cash as I was paying by card.
I had a brief conversation with the lady on the till about stamps as it happened, (No, don't ask; I know it's boring!) which was probably just as well because she remembered me instantly when I went back an hour later.
Why did I go back I hear you wondering aloud, but, patience... we're now getting to the exciting part!
Back home, I took all the shopping out of the car boot and then I took next door's cat out of the boot, as he had sneaked in while I wasn't looking, put all the shopping away and then looked in my purse for my receipts.
And that is when I suddenly thought, "Hells bells!!!"
The reason for this was the distinct absence of £50 in said purse. Nothing, nada, niente. So, back to Sainsbury's, taking corners on two wheels, of course (See, told you this was the exciting part.) and skidding to a halt in the carpark before racing (well, striding purposefully then) into Sainsbury's and back to my new friend on the till who apologised profusely before handing over the dough.
After that, I skipped happily back to my car and went off to B&Q to buy two more large sacks of compost which I manhandled all by myself.
The brain might be going but the muscles are still in good working order.


Yorkshire Pudding said...

JENNYTA: Isn't it sad that we don't lick our stamps any more?
KIOSK LADY: Actually I prefer peeling them off backing paper.
JENNYTA: What's your favourite stamp colour?
KL: Mine's that nice turquoise blue
J: Oh mine's red?
KL: What's your favourite all time stamp?
J: Terence.
KL: Ha! Ha! (Thinks - Now I have distracted this old bat sufficiently I can keep her fifty quid and put it into my Barmouth holiday fund) See ya later madam!
J: Auf weidersehn pet!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jenny, you have made me laugh so much reading your tales - I already miss seeing you every weekend and it's only been 2 weeks ! Your blog will, I'm confident, give me many more smiles over the coming months :O) BTW - as much as I hate to admit it - YP beat you in the laughter stakes as his comment was pure genius, I'm still chuckling right now - well done old boy ! CraigyBaby

Jay said...

That's funny! So glad you had your conversation about stamps!

My most famous 'senior moment' was when I went to take my dog for a walk and found myself striding up the road with the lead in my hand and no dog attached. Went home and opened front door to find extremely bemused dog still staring at it wondering what the heck was going on!

'Hey, lady! You forgot something!'

Jennyta said...

Jay, that's absolutely brilliant!
Craig, I notice you are directing your age related insults at YP as well now. Be careful, he's a tough yorkshireman, ;)
YP, for your information, I commented to the sales assistant that I hadn't realised that they sold the dearer stamps for larger envelopes - and she was (seemed) older than me anyway, so less of the 'old bat'or you'll feel the force of me 'andbag!!!


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