Thursday, June 07, 2007

Diddly de do click click

A strange man just came to my door. (Where is a barking dog when you want one? In the kitchen sleeping peacefully.)

He looked a bit like Lurch only shorter. He was waving a tool in his hand. 'Would you like me to' he said, sidling closer, 'sharpen your shears?'
'Um, no thank you.'
'I do it all here on the premises. You have my guarantee that you won't get ... sharper.'
'Um, no, thank you. Husband does it himself.'
You'd have thought I'd waved garlic at a vampire.
'Urargher,' he scowled as he made his way down the path.

I went and kicked Harvey. (I didn't really.)


Crushed said...

Do these characters still exist?

I thought they only existed in Famous Five stories.

Harvey had the right idea, methinks.

Clare said...

The citronella is obviously working!

Anonymous said...

We still see a few around here. Small hamlets get all kinds of characters.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'm glad you didn't kick Harvey but I knew you couldn't have! Isn't it awful that we have to mention a man to get these characters to go away or charge a reasonable price?

Shirley said...

Oh Dort had a call from a weird man asking if we need any trees cutting down!