Though it’s been said many times, many ways…
Lucky me—friends and family are what I’m grateful for today! (Especially since they are generously providing this post…) Last week I met many new friends who came for a talk (okay, my talk) at our local library. They were incredibly kind and even laughed at my jokes. When I got home, I found an email from new friend Chris—
Thanks for entertaining us this evening at the library, with nourishment for the stomach as well as the soul. You invited us to forward amusing anecdotes, so here is mine. Feel free to do with it as you wish.
As an early adopter of new technology, many years ago I splashed out on a top-of-the-range TomTom satnav unit when these were still a novelty. I set ours to issue spoken directions in a sexy female voice and delighted in its dependable route-finding.
On a long journey south, I pulled in at a motorway service station with an urgent need to pee and, to prevent theft of my precious new toy, snatched up the Tom Tom, still on, and put it in my pocket. Standing beside other drivers, all of us relieving ourselves, the customary silence of the men’s toilet was suddenly interrupted by a husky female instructing, “Turn around when possible!” Unfortunately, the astonished men adjacent to me did exactly that and I left with wet feet.
With all good wishes, Chris
And my younger sister sent this essay, brilliantly written back when she was age seven:
Thank you Chris and Eileen. Merry, merry!