Saturday, 9 July 2016

Calamity

Picture the scene
We had just been shopping in Marks & Spencer's food hall for a picnic lunch
Items bought included

Cooked chicken, 
Sushi 
Nectarines ( extra juicy)
Strawberries and cream
A very ripe advacado
Apple juice ( a litre) 
1 low fat chocolate pudding
Bacon and cheese puff pastry roll

Me, slightly miffed about the recent Prof remarks about my driving ability
The Prof very hungry, waiting for his lunch.

In front of three teenage girls sitting on a car park seat, We get in and back out of driving space

Right over aforementioned shopping

60 comments:

  1. Oh dear. I once reversed over my husbands guitar. Who takes a guitar camping? I bought him another but it was as if I'd murdered something.

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  2. Better your shopping than your cat but hey! that's another story.
    Frankly, it makes me feel a bit relieved to read this. Although I haven't backed over my groceries, I find myself doing the craziest things lately. Especially losing things. The list of things I can't put my hands on right now is getting longer by the second.
    But the fact that the teenaged girls were watching really does put the cherry on top of the soda, doesn't it?

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  3. oh lawdy, another exciting day in john's life!

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  4. Well done, nothing like proving your spouse is right. Or wasn't that what you were shooting for?

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  5. Ha! That sounds just like something I would do.

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  6. Sounds like a situation comedy set-up!

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  7. That's OK - just say you've made some special pancakes for the picnic. It'll be fine.

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  8. Hahahahahah! And what a menu that was! I love the "one low fat chocolate pudding".....

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  9. Aren't you a bit young for a "Senior Moment", John? That's what this sounds like.....

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  10. Oops! I drove off once with a bagful of shopping on the roof of the car. Only noticed when a cucumber slid down the windscreen.

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  11. Oh to be a fly on that wall...

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  12. Well it was going to get a lot more mushed where it was going.

    And you wouldn't have to chew half as much.

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    1. There was too much angst

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  14. No Scotch Eggs? ... Just aswell really x

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  16. Bwa ha ha ha! Wish I'd been sitting with those girls. Are you sure one of them didn't record the whole thing?

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  17. In my minds eye I see the village girls on Doc Martin giggling at you.

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  18. Had you just had a row?

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  19. Assuming that no one died (other than from embarrassment,) it was not that bad of a day - it could be worse.

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  20. Oh no...which reminds of when...after a hushed but venomous food shop row with hubby I marched to take the trolley back, mentally rehearsing all the clever lines I was going to shoot at him, slamming the car door I turned to being my onslaught only to find him grinning with delighted spite....`your handbag is still swinging on the fucking trolley` he smiles.

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  21. When I read "Nectarines (extra juice)", I did think that might be a foreshadowing ...

    And, yes, it's bad enough when we do those things, but to have an audience just puts it into different territory altogether! I do hope you were able to salvage something for your picnic.

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  22. How humiliating. But, it takes two to forget.

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  23. oops. I hate it when I prove what they said was right.

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  24. Did the three girls see or were they on their phones ?

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    1. they video'ed it and it is now all over the internet ;-)

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  25. You didn't mention any comments made immediately after... maybe better left unsaid? Oh well, we can't be perfect all the time ;-)

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  26. I suppose things went a bit flat after that....

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  27. John, I saw this and for some reason thought of you.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skdp94ZHMB4

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  28. Oh Darn! I hope you went to a good restaurant for lunch after that? Even if it was an hour's drive???

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  29. Better than accidentally driving over a small child. But didn't you put your shopping in the boot? How come it was sitting on the ground?

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  30. Gah! My friend who has 4 children, had been at the supermarket and managed to coral her children and shopping to the car, put the smallest (in it's car seat) on the roof of the car out of the way, loaded the other three in, hauled the shopping in to the boot then jumped into the drivers seat to go, fortunately an older couple parked next to her watching the antics stopped her in time before anything could happen!

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  31. Did you calmly return to the store and re-buy the picnic? Adding a scotch egg for angst soother?

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  32. And that is exactly why the word FUCK should be saved and savored. Use it for those very special momments only. Damn, now I've used up my years quota on your blog.

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  33. I once reversed out of the garage with the car door open.

    Hunger and stress are a bad combo! Sorry about your lunch

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  34. Cheer up. Those girls are probably still laughing. You made their day.

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  35. There must have some things salvageable.

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  36. I'll just be old fashioned and just type, "Damn."

    Your posts are a delight to read. You really do take us into your surroundings. Best wishes to you and yours. xo

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  37. Stories like this are why I keep reading your blog.

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  38. Low fat and chocolate pudding should never be in the same sentence.
    Most people unload their shopping cart straight into the boot(*~*)

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  39. Ah...the joys of life! Great story, one of many you have to add to your adventures. Was it: "I thought you put them in the car." "Well, I thought you did! Ha! :)

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  40. I bet the air turned blue at the choice vocabulary you two shot at each other.

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  41. Do you think its online via the girls now? and what was the argument about?

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  42. You have made my Sunday. LOLOL

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  43. You have made my Sunday. LOLOL

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  44. Now that I have stopped shrieking with laughter and wiped the tears from my eyes I will say - it could only happen to you.

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  45. I hope you salvaged some of it for your tea.

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  46. Just don't make a habit of it. My father reversed over three dog water bowls on separate occasions when out for a picnic. I seem to recall we stopped going after the third time!

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  47. I kind of hope that the prof was driving but I guess not!

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  48. Oh shit... And I suppose the prof wasn't driving...

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  49. Oooh .... I can imagine the giant SPLODGE!!

    LH once put his mobile phone on the roof of the car while he tied his shoelace, of course he forgot to pick it up again and we pulled out of the carpark onto a roundabout and as we turned we saw it go flying off.

    By the time we had re-parked and struggled to dash into the road to retrieve it it had been run over multiple times and was more like a 'build it yourself' mobile phone kit!!

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