It seems like I spend half my time on texts these days. And then Sylvester will send something stupid like the text he’s just sent me.
Really, I’m running between meetings, trying to keep my hair nice, checking out the new boy in the post room (yes, we still have one) and helping one of the senior partners arrange his meat and two veg. Oh, I should explain Bernard is doing a shoot for a client who has a string of restaurants, and we have to photograph some of the food for the advertisement. I can’t’ tell you much about it as it’s not yet been released, but jeez, you should see the size of the client’s sausage.
And then I get a string of texts from Sylvester.
- Sylvester: …by the way Fiona, I want to tell you something.
- Myself: ?
- Sylvester: Did you hear about the explosion?
- Myself: What?
- Sylvester: Yes. I’ve been showered in letters.
- Myself: What are you blabbering about?
- Sylvester: Since the explosion at the Scrabble factory.
- Myself: I suppose you think that’s funny.
Really, I have to put up with the most annoying things at times, and Sylvester is one of them. If he’s not moping around and looking doe eyed at Amanda, he’s out trying to teach Rainbow how to drive. He came in to the kitchen yesterday after taking her for a driving lesson. He was shaking so much I had to comment.
“Sylvester, if that’s not early onset Parkinson’s, I’d say you’re looking a little shaken up,” I said as I poured the tea.
He gave that thousand mile stare he sometimes has, and while clutching a traffic citation in his hand he said softly, “How can you break the speed limit doing a three point turn in a cul-de sac? How did she do that?”
“Goodness me,” I said, adjusting my tartan three quarter length skirt. “Just what is it you’re teaching her to do?”
“It’s for her driving test,” he replied sounding quite dazed. “’Nineth time lucky’ she said. Ninth time.”
“Oh yes,” I replied. “Ninth time is always a charm.”
But that’s not the main reason I am writing to you.
If you’ve not done so already, take a moment to find an appropriate way to support Pride in your neighborhood.
Have a delightful weekend.
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