My cherished reader will recall I have mentioned it before, so please forgive me for this. What?! Forgive me? What exactly does that mean, in old money? Well, a dictionary says it means ” stop feeling angry or resentful towards (someone) for an offence, flaw, or mistake”. So it’s all about me (or perhaps my) avoiding your displeasure; then I’ll feel better in your presence.
Real life imitates metaphor! A shopper slaps a shop assistant in the face with a wet fish! What could be better than that, I wonder?
On reflection, she can be happy that the youngster didn’t have a sharp stick to hand instead. When apologising, did she say it was an accident or wha’?
(Pic shows offending bream)
Scotland is good for a laugh today:
And even the roads will change their livery:
Gentlemen prefer, er, queens.
Miss M Smitten-Downes, Miss M Smitten-Downes,
Hunted and famed in the shire of the Quorn;
How bravely you’ll carry our flag on the night
When the songsters of Europe engage in their fight.
Will ‘ten points’ or ‘five points’ resound to your voice?
Will Finland or Azerbaijan like your voice?
All I know is I’ll be there, of course sitt’n’ down.
Hardly able to watch you, Ms M Smitten-Downes.
(with apologies to the master, John Betjeman)