Sunday, September 17, 2006

Overheard on the way to the tube

A man with two small children talking to his neighbour.

"I'm going to tell 'er when she rings tonight. Get on the first plane 'ome, love."

"They've not bin bad 'ave, they?"

"Nah. Good as gold just I gotta work. It's 'ard looking after 'em as well. All the getting ready in the morning...after work. Too much."

The neighbour, a big black woman, laughs a deep belly laugh. "Welcome to the real world. Millions of women every day all over the world do that for years, mate, with no thanks. That's made me laugh, that."


Shep said...

As a former house husband...I find this in no way amusing.

I still wear the scars.

Anonymous said...

It's hard work, granted, but I find it hard to feel sorry for the sort of guy who says he's 'babysitting' his own children.
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