Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nature gives to each thing what is fitting for it to endure.





A day for doing nothing. Bob sleeps in the mallow border. Sophie listens to the wind in the trees. A coachload of Slovenian pilgrims in matching red windcheaters come to visit the holy well in the oak grove. Bob and Sophie greet them enthusiastically. The Slovenian pilgrims congregtate in the car park. They seem more interested in visiting the Salle des Fetes rest rooms than in seeing the holy well.

Late evening. A man shows up in a white van and starts to power wash the war memorial. He's a friend of the lady on the council with the Marge Simpson hairdo. Seems he's promised to clean it for '' a very fair price ". The white van man makes a good job of it. Too good a job. The paint on some of the names has been power washed clean away. When this is pointed out to him he  abruptly packs up his ladder and goes. The war memorial is left half cleaned. A lesson in the dangers of ' fair pricing '.



7 comments:

  1. I thought you might enjoy this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/23/husky-dog-pile-of-leaves-_n_3976102.html

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  2. Or, maybe one should leave criticism until the job is completed!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  3. But Angus your blog is a testament to the danger of any sort of pricing for maintenance/building work in France profonde...

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  4. I forsee hours of meetings and debates in the local council about the reinstatement of the names.
    Aren't they usually painted in gold?
    I think you should get the champagne ready for the inevitable visit of the dignitories as they seek your support and opinion..........

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  5. I wonder what kind of brouhaha will happen over the war memorial now!

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  6. He should have been dunked in the holy well!

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  7. Oh no - I see a very serious council meeting in your future.

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