Friday, March 4, 2016

A honey.


Today it is the turn of the dishwasher delivery men to face the inquisitorial PON gaze. The men are delivering on Gascon time,  a day late.


Bob and Sophie give them their supposedly terrifying ' and where do you think you're going with that ? ' look.


The delivery men are unperturbed. They plumb in the new machine and cart off the old one. The process completed within ten minutes. Sophie is told she's a 'honey' by the man who plumbs in the machine. She glares at him from beneath her fringe.


It's only after they've gone that we notice that they've headed off with the Japanese solar system door magnets. Bob is unimpressed. Anyone passing a Muji store in Tokyo please contact us urgently.

The special needs children are dancing on the village green all afternoon. They love this song. Their unburdened joy makes me smile. I'm humbled by the tenderness of the young carers and staff . Kindness and patience in combination are great virtues: 




30 comments:

  1. Those men came and went in ten minutes? No snacks for Sophie? No throwing the Furry Fox? This is an outrage.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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    1. Don't complain if a French workman is finished in tn minutes !

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  2. Oh no, not the solar system magnets - Bob must be bereft - how will he start his day off properly? Surely you can buy them online Angus - or from a store either in London or somewhere in the States?

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    1. They seem to be no longer made. Certainly not on the UK or French websites.

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    2. Oh that's so sad - have you tried ringing the dishwasher store to retrieve the old ones?

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  3. By the way, that's one very fancy dishwasher !

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    1. With a plethora of menus that will never be used.

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  4. not to worry ANGUS - there are several MUJI stores right in Paris - and they have online ordering.

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    1. But horror of horrors, no solar system fridge magnets.

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  5. Oh no, what will Bob be poking his nose in to now?

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    1. A life without fridge magnets to biff will be very quiet.

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  6. OHhhh noooo! We will miss Bob rearranging them in the mornings. The new dishwasher looks posh.

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    1. So posh it's impractical. Whatever happened to 'load it up, press the button and twenty minutes later it's done' technology ?

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    2. I think that went out shortly after the Ark, Angus!

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  7. I wish to point out, the first picture would make me wonder what the duo are capable of doing, should I be a delivery person. Well done Bob and Sophie!

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    1. Glad you liked the 'quake in your shoes ' look.

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    1. Nor in the European ones. Only in the Japanese stores now.

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  9. Without Bob in charge of the Solar System goodness knows what will happen to the weather around the world.

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  10. Can you chase the workers down to see where the dishwasher is presently?

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    1. If only delivery men would answer their mobile phone the world would be a more perfect place.

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  11. Without Bob's deft arrangement of the solar system, the fate of the world has just grown even more uncertain.

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  12. Oh no, oh no, oh no...not Bob's solar system. Can't you call them and have them mail them back to you? Bob must be so unhappy....we need to make his world right again.

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    1. Getting a French workman to show up is hrd enough. Getting them to come back a second time .....

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  13. Can't believe the solar system is gone!

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  14. I've asked a friend in Toronto to check the store there. I will let you know if we can make Bob happy.

    Sharon

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