Friday, November 28, 2008

christmas ! did any one mention christmas ?






this morning, i was in a well-known "pile-'em-high, sell-'em-cheap" supermarket ... inspecting the half-price christmas decorations ... a few feet from me along the aisle stood a well-spoken country-wife in a puffa jacket and elastic-sided equestrian boots ... she picked up a toy turkey, less than half life-sized, which was made of felt, and was dressed as father christmas ... and it instantly began to sing jingle bells ... quite loudly, like a rather jolly man, kevin spacey perhaps, but it gobbled just like a real turkey at the end of each line ... blushing like a whole garden of roses, the lady looked around at the smart women behind the pharmaceutical counter, and then at me, and sounded quite panic-stricken when she said, "I don't know how to stop it !" ... so i put on a sympathetic smile and sidled over, a bit like vincent price playing the surgeon in the tingler, only not so well-spoken, or nearly as nice ... and murmured ... "maybe you should wring it's neck !"

8 comments:

Deirdre said...

'sidled over'...it's such a great expression is'nt it?

Rosie said...

merry christmas then...

Rouchswalwe said...

gobble ... gobble ... goppl ... kopp ... ackk

Lucy said...

I am overwhelmed with jealousy of that woman. I want to have such an encounter with you in a supermarket...

tristan said...

its no use ! ... the throbbing of my built-in bad-girl detector would have already set the alarm bells ringing ...

Lucy said...

Damn!

la peregrina said...

"sildled over" is a great expression. You don't see much of that these days. :)

tristan said...

as the joints begin to creak more often, so does the tendency to sidle