Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Crown Prince

The two most common lines I hear at work are :

1. You don't look well.

2. I know you're really busy but...

It's a bloody tough job (and its starting to wear me down).

The Gardener (older, sexy) recognised my plight today. He didn't use either of these lines. He said 'close your eyes, hold your hands out, I have a present for you'.

A green pumpkin from his allotment.

I cuddled it all the way home on the tube.

Doesn't take much to please me.


6 comments:

coolbuddha said...

That was quite a moment. I can understand the cuddle...
If you wish to turn it so, it could be read as shades of Lady Chatterley (I've jumped in before C.J!)
PS: I have given up hanging around allotments, sadly...

gawblimeyman said...

Now I don't have too many days off sick...well when I say 'too many'..
I am 'lucky' enough to work for the local council, and we're 'allowed' up to ten days sick in a year before we go through the sickness procedures,more than one period in a month, or two consecutive months.
Call me old fashioned but it's nice of them to top up our annual leave allocation with an extra ten days!
(To be fair most of mine is genuine sickies when I take it, barring unforseen cup replays to go to).
I do keep on winding up my line manager whenever she goes on at me(in a nice-ish way, as we get on ok) & I remind her that we work for the council and 'stress is the new bad back'.

Che-Jay said...

I love cuddling pumpkins (but then again what did you expect from me!)

gawblimeyman said...

I must say if I'd seen you cuddling a pumpkin on the tube I'd have had you down as the 'nutter'!
Reminds of a story though a few years ago when a bloke was found guilty of having a cat on his lap on the tube. Yes I realy do mean 'having' a cat....

pat said...

ah you looked ok the other night.
and i didn't notice anything remiss, mind you not that i could get a word in edgewise.


quickly ducks.

ems said...

Well, you got a free dinner out of it so never mind how much I spoke.

ps. you could have said something when I was playing hopscotch up the pavement.