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March 17, 2006


Many years ago, I was walking down the road with my mother. The chap walking in front was wearing a suit - not super smart, but ok. Perhaps he was a bank clerk or something.

He turned off. My mother waited for him to be out of earshot, then said "It doesn't matter how smart their suit is, does it - if someone walks with their toes pointing out like that they just look common, don't they?"

I laughed and laughed and laughed.

My mother all over.


  • my mother used to say things like "we're all tarred with the same brush" and (when I wanted to know where my dad was) "he's gone to see a man about a dog"; and, when there weren't enough spuds to go round if we had visitors for Sunday lunch, she'd warn "FHB" (which meant "family hold back")

    now I know that FHB really means "fallible human being" - so maybe we are really all tarred with the same brush

    (oh christ, what a stupid comment - sorry; can I blame the Guiness?)

    By Blogger don't chase it, at 6:09 pm  

  • It wasn't, but of course you can if you want.

    By Blogger crisiswhatcrisis, at 12:47 pm  

  • very funny post.

    Think you need to re-publish your blog... the sidebar etc is missing hre.

    Someone well meaning once gave my mother-in-law a book of Shakespeare sonnets. I said, in a moment of weakness I shall always regret, 'the problem with Shakespeare is all the cliches' and very stupid mother-in-law said 'I hadn't thought of that before, but, gosh, you're right'.

    She meant it. A very silly woman.

    By Blogger the Beep, at 11:03 am  

  • There. That's better. Thanks for the link btw.

    By Blogger the Beep, at 3:30 pm  

  • I've been having all sorts of IT problems today. I didn't touch this so it seems to have sorted itself out.

    Oh, and you're welcome.

    By Blogger crisiswhatcrisis, at 4:10 pm  

  • I can believe you IT problems - I emailed you about the blogger publishing thing (before I realised it was a blogger prob) and was told a day later that my email delivery had been delayed

    and then some cyber thingy returned two comments I'd made here, saying they weren't acceptable (one of them was the cunt one, so I thought maybe you had some super-dooper bad-language filter going on)(not that I think cunt is super-dooper bad language)

    if this is what's happening on your blog, christ knows what's happening to your business!

    (where's an IT dept when you need one?) (actually when I worked, they were just as unreliable)

    anyhow, I'll get out of your hair now, you've probably far more important things to do

    ps: does The Timetable accommodate IT problems?

    By Blogger don't chase it, at 4:41 pm  

  • My email went down completely, and I couldn't get into Blogger. Apart from that, everything was fine.

    The email was my ISP's fault, and they've sorted it except that everyone will have to resend anything they sent me since Friday lunchtime. Fine, I said, but who are they? Don't know, they said.


    And I'm obviously back on here now.

    By Blogger crisiswhatcrisis, at 4:57 pm  

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