Monday November 19th 2018Tim
correspondent well understands the importance of getting
out and about a bit, it's good for the vehicle to
venture beyond the end of the lane, it charges the
battery, works the indicator lights, gives it a chance
to get out of second gear and at the same time gives the
a pipes an opportunity to take good deep breaths, clear
out the carburetor, take a gander at other vehicles and
there's a whole list of excellent reasons especially
through the short days. Theoretically a trip is supposed
to do me good, widens the horizons apparently.... the
details of the theory are incredibly hazy.
For me the
trip would have been uneventful, the Post Office was
fine, Bank went smoothly, it was the Hardware Store that
did it. On the way into the store I was deliberately
attacked by a hyperactive blowup Snowman with a yellow
beak, Jingle Bells was playing far too loudly on the
speaker system and the Hardware Store's employees must
have been fresh from a shot of rum and a "go get 'em"
sermon about the importance of being jolly. I'd like to
believe I'm one of the many people in the world who
prefers surliness from anyone wearing a pixie hat
through the long weeks of the Festive Season.