Tuesday, January 12, 2016

" My dad finds it confusing too ! "


Cold this morning. The weather forecast, which is notable for its unreliability, says there will be gale force winds and a possibility that temperatures may drop to - 1 tonight. This may kill of the deer ticks which continue to thrive in the warm damp weather.


'The Font' heads off from the local airport to Brittany. You know it's going to be a small plane when there are more check-in and security staff than there are passengers. 

A fire engine with six cheerful firemen follows the aircraft out onto the runway. After it's taken off the fire engine races at top speed from one end of the tarmac to the other, lights flashing, klaxon blaring. I've never seen the like. This is presumably done after each of the four daily flights. A sort of perk of the job for the boys. With so few flights a day they have to get their practice in somehow.

Bob and Sophie seem to intuitively know that the standard of cuisine will decline.


The ten year old Sony television is showing its age. The picture is fine but the speakers now sound as though they're muffled in a thick layer of cotton wool. Bob and Sophie are left to guard the back of the car while I go in search of a replacement. An attractive young lady explains the relative benefits of 3D, HED, 4K and a variety of other acronyms. I'm none the wiser. '' Don't worry ! My dad finds it confusing too and he's only forty five ". She says this with what is presumably well intentioned kindness. 


Bob spends his afternoon sitting on his stump seat at the front gate waiting for his lost sheep to return. He is not happy that part of his flock has wandered. He's still there when it gets dark and has to be encouraged inside.


14 comments:

  1. Poor Angus - and just when you thought you were looking young for your age.....
    Buy a couple of kilos of sausages, and the standard of cuisine will be up there in the stratosphere !

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  2. One day, the young lady will be there too...

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  3. It is confusing. Intentionally so I feel. I went for one that looked the prettiest. Apparently it's a 'smart' TV.
    It hasn't made me a cup of tea yet..
    I agree; perhaps a consoling sausage or too might be small distraction for the young fellow.
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    1. I'm waiting for the model that will not only make the tea, answer the door, and unload the dishwasher, but have an App that will walk the dogs on a wet day !

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  4. Having been convinced by Hubby that we need a new TV I admit I have no idea what all these terms mean and wonder if I'm being deliberated bamboozled!

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  5. Oh my gosh Angus, those words "Don't worry! My dad finds it confusing too and he's only forty five." would have annoyed me no end, but I guess she meant to be sweet....young people have no empathy for us older folk...it's their way.
    I had to end up buying a new 'smart' tv too. I bought the LED kind. I don't care for all the bells and whistles that I would never use so I bought the basic 'smart' tv.
    I had to laugh at Teena and Merlin's comment above because mine hasn't made me a cup of tea either.

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  6. Now, buy an Apple TV, which is a small box that connects into the back of your smart tv, and you will never sleep again! Plus you must remember to charge the wee tiny remote, if you can find it!

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  7. That we tiny remote drives me bonkers, the function buttons don't make sense to me. My husband gets annoyed when I keep pushing the wrong button. Must be something wired the wrong way in my brain. Bob is such a sweet boy waiting for the font.

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  8. Oh Bob! She'll come back soon...

    Several months ago I went into a store to buy a coffee. The young woman behind the counter said, "OH! You remind me of my Nana!!" She soon realized her mistake (perhaps it was my glower) but the damage was done.

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  9. My TV has a picture only in the middle third of the screen. Now I'm afraid to shop for another. First I'll be thought of as thick and secondly ....aged! Time to lay in more books.

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  10. Bob melts my heart. Sophie is darling. May there be a swift return by "The Font."

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  11. Here a multi-digit flight number usually indicates the size of the plane. Took my friends several days of watching golf in drought-stricken Scotland to work out that the green was gone from their telly.

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    1. No green for Scotland golf is way funny! Probably would have taken me much longer!!!

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