"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)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A lazy Sunday - not!

For months and months, I have been nagging trying to persuade Keith that it would be a good idea to take the rest of the shop stock to an auction to get rid of it. A lot of it has been residing in the garden shed, taking up valuable space and I was anxious to get rid of it one way or another.
I think it's a man thing, but if you stick at it long enough, they do eventually do as you want them to and if you can make them think that it was their idea in the first place, so much the better. So, this morning we set off on our bikes to cycle the three miles to the van hire place (Yes, I did say 'cycle' and 'three miles' in the same sentence - good, eh!) and then drove the van home to clear the shed. 
It's a good van, one of those with a hydraulic lift, so of course, I made sure I rode up and down on it as many times as possible. Second part of the plan was for Keith to drive the van down to the house where Giles is living to clear the rest of the stock from the garage there and tomorrow, he and Giles will drive it all to the auction.
I've been stood down from further operations. I think Keith and Giles probably want to play on the hydraulic lift by themselves.


Yorkshire Pudding said...

Bloody hell, you're just like Cruella Deville with your cunning tactics. Poor Keith - he has become little more than your marionette!

Shooting Parrots said...

I wouldn't let them go to the auction on their own. Chances are they'll come back with mor than they set off with. It's a man thing.

Jennyta said...

And how do you work that out, YP?

Fortunately, SP, they will only be delivering the goods. The auction will take place at another time - well, that's what Keith told me, anyway. :)


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