the giggles, we were talking pantry doors, like you do, especially in these parts. Wherever you go it isn’t long before the thorny subject of doors and more especially pantry doors gets dropped like a pebble into a pond. The ripples get ever wider as you have to decide just exactly how you are going to play it? Are you going to appear terribly nonchalant and pretend it doesn’t really worry you one way or the other which way they hang? The mask slips as it did for me this afternoon as two very earnest men were keen to get my definitive decision on my favoured swing
of the pantry door. I was fine until the builder demonstrated by welding the broom in front of him.
‘You can have it here, here or here! he said as the broom swung from quarter past to half past to quarter to. Himself stood nodding sagely as the demonstration proceeded. Many words were spent
on explaining the advantages of the various positions.
I tried, oh how I tried to keep a straight face. I even made a supreme effort to enter into this very deep and meaningful conversation. I could see a lot was riding on my decision The mask slipped, I laughed... my bladder isn’t what it was.
I think even now they still don’t get the reason for my hilarity.
Funny creatures... men?
The offending, soon to be pantry door. Oh, and the bemused builder.