Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Putting two and two together

Yesterday was a day of awkward chores, I dropped CHS at work before 7am, I had to go to the Dr's and they don't open until 8am, the next place on my list didn't open until 9am, this left me with a lot of time to kill.

I decided to treat myself to a cup of tea, in Waitrose as it was the nearest place.

I text CHS to tell him I was in Waitrose as I know some people who work there.

I was in the café and I looked around, there was an elderly couple at one table and a man about my age at another.

This is where it gets complicated, Tracy, the daughter in law of CHS's work colleagues, Tommy, works in Waitrose, it was Tommy who rushed to tell CHS that our friends van had been parked on our drive for 2 hours. This was because he was doing some garden work for us.

About an hour later I got a text from CHS saying 'You were right, I've just been told that you are in Waitrose having coffee with A MAN'.

So Tracy had seen me in Waitrose having a cuppa, she'd phoned her father in law to tell him, also reporting that there was A MAN in the café at the same time as me, he was at the opposite side of the café, about 7 or 8 tables away.

Tommy then reported this to CHS, they put 2 & 2 together and made 740.

I realise that they all have very boring lives but jeeze, I can't even have a quiet cuppa without being spied on.

Whilst I was in Waitrose I did bump into my tenant's mum, she lives next door to my house and it was she who first asked if I would let her daughter rent my house.

I think it is a case of Be Careful What You Wish For.
She is finding it difficult living next door to her daughter. The children are noisy and spend all their time running up and down stairs screaming. The adults spend all their time rowing and screaming.
And she keeps having to look after their dog for them, the dog at least is quiet!

I did have to chuckle!





6 comments:

Sue in Suffolk said...

You need a disguise next time you go to waitrose - that would cause a stir!
As for tenant and Mum next door- Ha!

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

Again you've made me giggle Hester! We used to have an Escort RS2000 a collectors car in racing yellow! It was the only car like it in town and everyone knew where I was. I couldn't go anywhere without it being reported back.

Joy said...

Some people must have very boring lives.

As for the tenants, at least the mum next door won't be complaining if you don't renew the lease after 6 months. In fact she might even bribe you NOT to renew it.

Beverley said...

Dark sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat.

Regine Karpel said...

Have a great day.

Sally Fletcher said...

Pmsl at the chinese whispers re Waitrose, n who the hell would want to live next door to their Daughter?! 🙄😃