Thursday, June 25, 2015

An angelic air of loveliness.


A beautiful morning. Even Castle Gloom, the frigid home of the local Comte and Comtesse , looks inviting. Sophie heads off with me to get some coffee from the supermarket while Bob goes off for a power walk round the lake.  In the car park on our way back we discover we have a puncture.


A quick trip to the local tyre man. Somehow, somewhere , a three inch nail has driven into the sidewall. We're running on the rim. The spare, one of those 'emergency' not to exceed 50mph things that hangs under the car,  is caked in mud. Worse follows. It's lost it's valve and can't be inflated. Lesson - check your spare once every year.


Two and a half hours later, the emergency tyre repaired,  we leave. The thought of spending a morning with Sophie on a garage forecourt is enough to take years off any ones life. However, today she has opted to don her mantle of feminine charm. This may be because the tyre fitters have diligently fed her tit bits from their biscuit tin. In return she exudes an angelic air of loveliness. How looks deceive.

After all that time and effort the fitters refuse to accept payment. I insist. They still refuse. '' You were in trouble and we helped ". Kindness a virtue difficult to find when you go looking for it but all around when you don't.


Sophie makes it quite clear to 'The Font' that she's had a dreadful morning and she's now ready for lunch. One of those ' You can't believe what's happened to me ! ' days.


20 comments:

  1. an angelic air of loveliness indeed *LOL*

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  2. Dear Sophie knows how to work a situation!
    Even in the southern sunshine, Castle Gloom looks pretty austere to me.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  3. In hot weather, it may be worth a family visit to Castle Gloom.

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  4. Well done Sophie, you did well keeping Angus entertained while waiting for the tyre repair

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  5. Kindness indeed...that was very nice of the tyre fitters not to charge for their services.
    I would however take some kind of token back for them like a nice bottle of wine or a gift basket to show them I appreciated their kind gesture.
    Sophie does exude an angelic air of loveliness sometimes doesn't she, and this was the perfect time.

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    1. Hi Angus check out your title and correct...there are two "air"'s

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  6. Sophie canine sense knew a good thing when she saw it

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  7. One would be hard pressed to find that sort of consideration by shop workmen where I live. Perhaps they were dog lovers. Did Sophie charm them? A nice tray of biscuits in time for coffee break might be readily accepted.

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    1. A rarity indeed. They will get a visit with some wine. Sophie will join me.

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  8. You're 'good people' radar was spot on Sophie PON.
    x

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  9. Sophie selected just the right place! I love the cracked tile flooring in the garage, and so clean. Yes, Diva Pon knows where to spend her time, in the case of an emergency.

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  10. Poor Sophie, the last snap says it all.....a wee bit squiffy.

    Nice that you had an unexpected random act of kindness!!

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  11. A tin of cookies would be a nice gesture.

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  12. Sophie knows how to pick 'em.

    And a small TY present would undoubtedly be well received, as well as helping build up Sophie's karma account.

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  13. 3 inch nail in the sidewall? Hmmmm. Cranky Caroline? Equally cranky new cafe owner? Or just an accidental pick up? Hard to pick up one in the sidewall. Just saying.
    Detective Bonnie n Kenzie

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  14. See where Sophie's flirtatiousness got you!

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