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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I'm still here!

We had to dress up at work today. I'm not keen on dressinng up, especially for work. It just seems to be another task to do in what seem to be enlessly busy weeks. Goodness me I sound a bit of a Scrooge, bah humbug, but I guess you will know what I mean? Busy term, loads of changes, hanging on in there through various domestic traumas and then having to think of a costume, assemble it and, wear it to work. Along with Small Sprog too obviously, who also needed a costume, as I work at his school.

So when I finished work today at lunchtime, I held my breath all the way home because the car was running on empty, and I had no wish to stop at the petrol station as a witch, crimped hair and all.

I pulled up outside my lovely new house, which is in a relatively quiet side road, and sat in the car for a while as I texted from my phone. I was so engrossed, that I didn't notice anyone approach until there was a knock on the car window. A very suspicious looking character was speaking to me through the glass, he looked a little disheveled and not all his features seemed in the right place. I felt a little nervous. I realised that I couldn't hear him properly through the closed window and was about to open the car door to talk to him when I thought better of it and opened the window slightly instead whilst pressing the button to automatically lock all the car doors at the same time.
"Can you tell me where Churchill Road is?" He asked pleasantly enough. I thought about it, I am new to this area and wasn't entirely sure but I think I sent him in the right direction.

As I watched him walk off down the street, I silently chastised myself for judging him by his appearance. He was harmless and had been very polite.

It wasn't until I caught a glimpse of myself in the rear view mirror that I realised it ought to have been him who was a little scared. I bet he didn't expect to ask a witch for directions when he got out of bed this morning!

19 comments:

The Dotterel said...

As long as he didn't turn green and hop off in the direction of Churchill Road I should think he'd feel ok about it!

Steve said...

I bet he was polite! One wrong word and he probably thought you'd turn him into something horrible!

Maggie May said...

That was funny!

Nuts in May

Chic Mama said...

Haha, yes he was very brave. ;0) I hope you have lots of rest planned for the holidays

nick said...

Clearly his mission to Churchill Road was so vital your unusual appearance was of little importance. Even if you were dressed as Superwoman and sitting in a flying saucer he would have been equally unfazed.

Furtheron said...

Now if you'd been saying this happened some years ago there's every chance I'd have been that guy and given the things I used to see esp early in the day before getting enough booze into me I'd have thought the fact you looked like a witch was simply an induced issue in my skull :-)

Carol said...

LOL!! Surely you mean you were sitting on your broomstick ;-)

C x

French Fancy said...

Fancy him not even commenting on your costume

Akelamalu said...

Haha I wonder what he thought of you?? :)

Expat mum said...

I'd love to hear the story he's telling his mates!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

*falls off chair laughing*

That's awesome.

:D


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Rob-bear said...

Glad you could tell the chap "witch" way to good.

Hope you have a blessed Easter.

Rob-bear said...

P.S.: There's a flower for you on my blog, that you can consider in your adversity.

Casdok said...

Very funny! Hope you did send him in the right direction :)

Jennysmith said...

Good one Sub, I myself have been unnerved by these moments.

Happy Easter to you xxx

Rose said...

Perhaps he's used to seeing witches in the morning:)

this is my patch said...

I smiled to think that chap's features didn't seem in the right place. Are you sure you had your nose on straight! x

Letty said...

ha ha! this made me laugh out loud!

I am still here as well, just been busy in real life like you Suburbia!

I am valiantly trying to catch up with your blog, but I loved this tale.

Happy Easter, love from Letty x

Murr Brewster said...

On the other hand, I've never gotten bad directions from a witch. UPS driver, sure.