Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Look, we have curls

Conversations from my day -

Man on bus: "I've shaved today but I can't use aftershave because I'm taking Antabuse and the alcohol in aftershave would react badly with the Antabuse."

Woman in dressing gown, with cigarette, outside oncology ward of hospital: "I just can't stop smoking. If they make the grounds of the hospital a no-smoking area, I'm checking out."

Mum: "I can't have been in hospital for four weeks because I was in London yesterday."

It is, as my Granny used to say, a funny wee world.

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

Curls, and reddish hair too - redheads of the world, unite!

jkhenson said...

Love these curls! Very... interesting conversations to be heard, there. :) Your grandson is growing so quickly! :) Hugs!

Marcheline said...

That's so funny... in an episode of one of my all-time favorite Brit series "Rosemary & Thyme" they talk about "Beatabuse"... same drug! Never heard of either of those over here in the US.

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, that last comment makes me so sad. My mom's timeline isn't as extreme but she says similar things. She thinks she drove yesterday and it's been well over a month. Love those sweet little curls!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

A darling little boy with adorable curls...

It is indeed a "funny wee world" and I guess the only way to deal with it is to remember that and marvel over it.

Gina E. said...

Ken gets so mad at people who have thousands of dollars of treatment for smoking related illnesses, then continue to smoke. When he was being admitted for his bypass surgery, he saw a man outside the hospital, in his gown, attached to a drip machine, and smoking. Ken asked his doctor about what he'd seen and the doc. sighed and said "that man is having a lung transplant today." OMG, the mind boggles.

willowcaroline said...

Cute curls!!!!

Amy said...

Aren't we humans just so contrary? Keeping you in my thoughts.

Meggie said...

Those curls are just so lovely. Babies really do heal the hurts of life.

Gillie said...

Every bit of a baby is gorgeous, as we know, but oh my, the back of the neck and bare toes are extra special, aren't they?

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I see you have a wicker basket in the background. It looks like my Hungarian market baskets, somewhat. Where did you get it, may I ask...I have two, but would love to find more.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Thank you for the basket information...I may be in Edinburgh again someday...Who knows? There may be another D.E.Stevenson gathering. But I should remember I'm trying to downsize!

Gillie said...

Best wishes and love for tomorrow, Isabelle, long life and happiness to the bride and groom.