Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Mr Magoo

Chocolate money & an interested bulldog
Today, I caught the bus down to town
I grabbed my " egg money" from the drawer in the lounge for the bus fare before  I collected Christmas cards and hurried outside to the bus stop
When It came the female bus driver looked just a little exasperated when I hurriedly put my " loose change" back in my pocket in order to check my coat for the fare 
For amongst the 20p and 50p coins, there were four silver and gold chocolate money coins
Sat incongruously in my palm
I had been given the chocks by my mother in law and I had hidden some of the uneaten ones away in the drawer.
I need some new glasses


32 comments:

  1. Good thing you didn't leave them in your hand too long they'd have melted...
    That said at least you had a snack for the bus trip.
    Susan

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  2. Oops! Hope you had the bus fare in 'real' money too though? When I first read this I assumed 'egg money' meant your allowance for the weeks scotch egg ration, then I realised my mistake. :-)

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  3. I've had a similar experience on a bus but it was in 1975 in London when I tried to hand over a Scottish £1 note to the conductress.....she ordered me off the bus in a delicious Cockney accent with the instructions to go to the nearest bank and change it for an English note! I felt rather like an alien on a distant planet!(I was very young and not so lippy, so I did what I was told).

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  4. With women and chocolate that should have paid for your trip!

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  5. Chocolate money, so much better than real money!

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  6. If I was her I would have gladly accepted them!!

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  7. like when I went to pay for Joe's sticky bun at the bakery to find he had swapped my pennies for plastic toy ones & put the real ones in his toy till ... he was about three.

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  8. I'm sure with a smile an a bit of cheeky banter she would have accepted them willingly :-)

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  9. That photograph is just so adorable.

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  10. You'd make some very expensive mistakes in Angola. The 200 Kwanza note is the same colour as the 2000 Kwanza note, and the 500 Kwanza note is the same colour as the 5000 Kwanza note.

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    1. How are you feeling today Thomas?

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    2. Six days clear now and feeling good! Impatiently waiting for the e cigs to arrive by DHL so I can quit the fags as well!

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  11. Who were you hiding them from? Man or beast?

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  12. If I was her I would have taken them and said, "Happy Holidays" LOL

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  13. I think on sheer entertainment value alone she should have accepted them. Besides they are much tastier!

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  14. What a hoot. I haven't bought any for a few years... they always went in the stockings. I think I need to buy some now.

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. Winnie knows chocolate!!! Good doggie. ;) Yes, new glasses might be in order, John. *giggle*

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  16. If I'd been sitting on that bus when you got on I would have been swearing under my breath (as I do now) at people who take so much time to pay for their tickets. All I've got to do is to flash my Senior Citizen free pass and take a seat. Never mind, your turn will come - eventually.

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  17. Good thing I wasn't the bus driver...I would have grabbed that chocolate money out of your hand so fast...........

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  18. It's hell getting old ;o)

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  19. She didn't accept the chocolate money then?

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  20. We always had chocolate money in our stockings. Our kids are thrilled by chocolate oranges.

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  21. Just read your Cogburn blog - so sorry - I think we all felt we knew him so well - did I dream it or are they giving away free Scotch eggs at Bargain Booze ?

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  22. Either that, or maybe more time to take care of the money, and eat the chocolate coins so that you will be again confused.

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  23. Should have gone to Specsavers..

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  24. At least you didn't ruin the candy shoving it in the fare box.

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  25. I like the cupboard under the stairs - very Harry Potter.

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  26. I can't believe chocolate money isn't an acceptable form of currency.

    Love,
    Janie

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  27. I would have accepted them as your fare, LOL. When i had to ride the bus, i always tried to have the money i needed in my hand before the bus arrived so i didn't have to search through pockets or handbags. In those days, my eyes were sharper then, i'm playing trombone these days.

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    1. I should have offered them instead of hiding them in my pocket eh?...

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  28. Maybe it's not your glasses ... some of those chocolate coins are very realistic!

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  29. Hahahahaha!
    Exactly, John. You should have used them. I bet she would have taken them with a smile. :-)

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