Saturday, September 4, 2010
Our House: Of Husbands and Neighbours
It's 8.10am in the Lake household. It's Friday 3 September.
Ding-a-ling-a-ling - well something like that - husband's cell phone.
Husband answers on first ding-a-ling.
Husband: Good morning Joan
Daughter: Did you see how fast he answered that phone?
Daughter: And when we call, we have to wait forever for him to
Husband: I should think he's on the road by now so I'll call him a
Daughter: Dah-dee-dah-dee-dah ( you all know the tune)
Husband I'll call you back.
Daughter: Eh heh? (Trini expression!)
Me muttering: My name should be Joan..........
Husband: Fine. No problem.
under breath: You're in trouble now!
Husband: Fine. Later. Bye.
Me starts to hum: ........................
Husband: That was .......
Me: I know who it was
Husband: She's having problems with her AC
Daughter: I think you've said enough
Me: Wonder who she called before we moved here
daughter: Hand me your mother's phone.
Daughter: What! Are you mad??
Husband: Have to call Clyde
Daughter to me: Where's your phone - (sniggering)
Husband: Morning Clyde. My neighbour has a problem with her
AC unit and can only deal with it tomorrow as she's a
lawyer in town
Me: What the hell has her profession got to do with it?
Daughter: They'll come faster. Status!
My daughter knows how the system works.
Me: Charming! I should be a lawyer then!
Husband: Okay then, I'll call you back when you're out of the
Daughter: Dum-dee-dum-dee-dum.. Really dumb!
Me: I wonder who she called before we moved here!
Daughter: To what?
Me singing: When you've got friends and neighbours
Oh the world is a happier place
Friends and neighbours put a smile
On the gloomiest face.........
Just take your troubles and share 'em
With the folks next door..........
Daughter: He's vexed?
Me: He can give but he can't take!
Husband walks out of the front door.
Collapse of mother and daughter into a whole heap of laughter
Husband: I just want you both to know that I can take as good as
Me: When you've got friends and neighbours..........
I think I came to work on kangaroo petrol!