Thursday, August 13, 2020

?????

 


"Grandma, I have a question for you?"

Geraldine's heart sank as she looked into the inquiring face of her six year old grand-daughter Evelyn. As the rest of  the family are very aware, Evelyn's thought processes are quite complex and can floor the best of us!

"Okay Evelyn, what is it?" Geraldine asked tentatively.

"You know before Corona-virus....?"

"Yes????.......Where's this going?

"Before the virus, what did they talk about on the News?"

" Well........there was the weather, sport and..........eh, other things."

Geraldine didn't dare mention BREXIT or she'd still be there answering the hundreds of questions that would ensue.


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mandatory

 I was coming out of a local shop. I came face to face with a man who was about to enter it. 

We made eye contact.

I watched as his face crumpled and he mouthed 

" AH FUCK!!!"

He turned on his heel and headed back to his car.

I was dumbfounded and tried to wrack my brains to figure out why I had had such a traumatic effect on him.

"Had I shifted him in the past and never returned his calls?"

"Was he an ex-pupil from way back in my early teaching days and I had thrown the glantóir at him?"

Nope. None of those scenarios rang a bell.

Then as I saw him striding back across the forecourt my worries were dispersed.

HE HAD MERELY FORGOTTEN HIS MASK AND ONLY REALISED IT WHEN HE SAW MINE.

Phew!