Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Oh no, not another....

In haste as I am having a quick breather before meeting a deadline. (Yes, RT, I will meet it!)

I caught Himself pounding away on the laptop at seven this morning. This can only mean one thing…yes, you’ve got it.

‘You’re not looking at another cornet, are you?’ I said in tones that would have daunted a lesser male.

Nervous giggle. ‘Well, Pop I couldn’t turn it down. It’s only thirty five quid including postage.’

‘I thought you said you weren’t getting another cornet.’

He frowned and sipped his now cold tea. ‘Well, no, Pop but this one’s different.’ He tried another tack; anything to melt his wife’s cold heart. ‘It’s like a stray dog, darling. I couldn’t say no.’

'We'll have to move house,' I said. 'We haven't got any room for any more cornets.' I despaired and went off to make toast. He came scurrying down the hall like the forementioned stray. ‘I won’t buy any more, Pop. Promise.’

‘You said that before.’ Mountains wouldn’t move me.

‘I could cancel my Paypal account,’ he added in desperation. ‘That’d stymie me.’

But somehow I don’t know that it would.

18 comments:

Sweet Irene said...

Hi Flowerpot, you have been tagged by me for an easy meme. Come on, you can do it!

Katherine and Pippa, said...

I would like a cornet, I think they make a lovely sound. That's not a helpful comment is it? I would also like a tenor sax too.

Mid-lifer said...

D'oh, nominated you for an award you've already got, but never mind!

My pip/pop has done his back in.

Flowerpot said...

sweet irene - thanks. but it wont be for a day or two. Very busy here!

K & P - they do make a lovely sound. But can be rather loud.. tenor sax are great!

midlifer - many thanks anyway!

Rebecca Taunton said...

He's buying another one! Oh dear, I can just imagine your expression as you found out. Hmm, I wonder if it really be the last?!

Akelamalu said...

LOL - he's incurable as far as buying cornets is concerned! You'd better start clearing some space m'deario. :)

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Uh oh. We have that problem here, too.

Grr.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

He is addicted isn't he!!?

Flowerpot said...

RT - I doubt it!

Ak - if you could see this flat you'd realise there isn;t any space to clear!

Flowerpot said...

RC - cornets or space?!

AOL - yes I fear he is...where will it all end I wonder? No, I'd rather not think about it...

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Look on the bright side, at least he doesn't collect sousaphones - or double basses!

Miss Understood said...

It seems he has a bit of a weakness for them, doesn't it?

Just wondering...do you have any weaknesses or passions? I know it's not clothes or shoes. Books perhaps?

Flowerpot said...

Zinnia - you have a point. I hadnt thought of that!

Flowerpot said...

MissU - I'll have to think about that. I do have alot of books but we're very limited on space here so there's no room to store things!

Ellee Seymour said...

A pity you don't live closer, there are some great gigs coming up at the Cambridge Jazz Club. Maybe himself will play there one day.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

He's awfully keen on his cornet isn't he.

Crystal xx

Sweet Irene said...

He is like a teenager with an addiction, isn't he. He needs to be protected from himself, as he has lost control completely by his own admittance.

Men are funny creatures, aren't they? They like stuff. The more stuff, the better.

Flowerpot said...

oh ellee that sounds wonderful! Perhaps we will head up to Cambridge one day, who knows...

crystal - keen isn't the word!

sweet irene - he's utterly hopeless! But at least it's musical instruments. It could be gambling...