|Another day....another animal shoved in the boot!|
Country roads in winter can be a bit of a nightmare, and the trusty Berlingo isn't the most "robust " of cars when it comes to off road driving.
Ok I can fit a whole flock of hens,geese,ducks, pigs and even a very large Billy Goat into the back of it with room to spare...but when it comes to icy, one track roads, like Mabel, the Berlongo is a bit of a pussy
so mindful that I am now going up to my brother's house out in the sticks twice a week, I decided to get fresh tyres fitted today.
I booked the car in, and went to sit in the somewhat austere "sitting " area of the garage to wait . I was quite pleasantly surprised with the facilities as there was a good selection of reading matter available, a coffee machine that worked and fairly comfortable seats to choose from. Five other people were waiting for their cars. A middle aged woman and her seven year old grandson, a business man type, and a couple of young men in overalls.and as I sat down to read the paper, I noticed that the woman was rooting through a carrier bag, and to the delight of the child , she brought out a small can of orange juice and a packet of biscuits which she gave him, presumeably to keep him quiet as they were waiting.
The boy quietly opened up the packet, took a biscuit for himself then offered one to his grandmother.
He then looked at the nearest man, who happened to be the businessman, and without being prompted walked over and asked him if he would like a biscuit.
The businessman smiled suddenly at the gesture and politely refused the boy's offer, and undeterred the little boy marched over to the two workmen and offered them a biscuit too . Both men cheerfully took one each, which obviously pleased the boy and so did I when it was my turn, as I was genuinely impressed by the boy's spontaneous show of good manners and community thinking. (I also love chocci biscuits!!!!)
why is that?