Plates of Meat

When it comes to buying presents, I’m not one of the world’s great innovators. It’s therefore with customary thoughtfulness that I find myself in a shoe shop, in search of a gift for a lady.

After a comprehensive, twenty-three second search, I choose a suitably bland pair of trainers and ask the assistant if she has them in a five. While she scuttles off to the storeroom, I take a seat, feeling pretty smug. On her return, she thrusts the shoes in the direction of my feet, which are the size of rowing boats.

‘You trying these on, or what?’

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7 Responses to Plates of Meat

  1. :::snicker snicker:::

    Dropped in through St. Jude’s to say howdy!

  2. Kate says:

    LOL @ ‘You trying these on, or what?’

    I also arrived via St. Jude. What a clever idea for a blog, it works really well.

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  6. DigitalRich says:

    Thank you for participating in the 4th edition of Carnival of the Storytellers!

    DigitalRich

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