"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)




Monday, January 12, 2009

It's just a pullover

Before Christmas I bought Dad a long-sleeved pullover, which for one reason or another, had not yet been sent, so this morning I went off to the post office to remedy the situation. A long-sleeved pullover may not sound particularly newsworthy, but for someone who has worn short sleeved shirts and sleeveless pullovers for a lifetime, it is. When I came back home, I rang Dad to tell him I had posted the parcel and he should be getting it tomorrow.
"Oh, has it got sleeves?" he asked.
"Yes," I replied.
"But I don't wear sleeves. .. I'd better keep it for best."
"No, it's for the cold weather and we did discuss this before Christmas..."
He laughed. "Well, you discussed it and I listened," he said. "I thought I'd better not argue."
"But you did say you would wear it," I said. "I wouldn't have bought it if you hadn't said you would wear it."
"Oh well," he said, "I'm sure it will be all-right."
A success then! Hopefully...

2 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

What an overbearing daughter you can be sometimes! Your father (Hi dad!) is clearly a follower of fashion and the sleeved look is definitely uncool! Sleeveless wins every time! Remember this for next Christmas!

Jennyta said...

Well, YP, it just strikes me that sleeveless is perhaps not the best idea for the sub-zero temperatures we've been having this winter. You might want to take that on board if you are following the sleeveless look yourself! ;)

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