Thursday, 4 November 2010

Overheard the most funny thing on the bus. Two women in the seat in front are discussing plans for the weekend. Obviously I was wigging in, in a vain attempt to remain alive, never mind awake, as bus journeys from Edinburgh (as most local travellers know) make you want to lose the will to live. Anyway, the two ladies in question were frantically trying to outdo each other in the entertaining stakes and were both having 'dinner parties'. The first bragged on about the menu, the wine and how she had bought her table mats from Jenners, blah, blah, blah.  The second, not be outdone, started off along the same road and finished by announcing that she was having a Mexican themed meal and was 'serving nachos and Guatemala for starters'. Amazing!  That was taking entertaining to the limits, I am struggling with eleven for Christmas - she was serving a whole country.  Makes Jesus and his loaves and fishes seem quite tame. Didn't have the heart to tap her shoulder and say 'it's Guacamole', it would have ruined her illusions........

Why is it we strive to outdo each other so much?  In the long run does it really matter if our table mats are from Jenners or Poundland?  Isn't it who actually wants to eat off them that counts?

Hope someone asks me what I would like for Christmas this year.  Spied the DVD version of Lady Chatterley on Amazon. The one about the gamekeeper (played by the ever attractive Sean Bean) who  lets Joely Richardson get to grips with his rifle. It's border line porn, but everyone knows that they get away with it because it was produced by the BBC and most of their viewers are up in arms if they so much as expell wind in the wrong direction. Yep, you could ask your Grannie for it and she wouldn't bat an eyelid.

On the subject of Grannies and fanciable men, I always remember my grannie saying that Victor Mature used to 'send her'. Grannie speak for having the hots for someone I suppose. Never got round to asking where he actually sent her to. The coop with her ration book probably.....