Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Zac's - the laughter

Before the study started I was talking to some people about my canoeing trip and Ric said, 'Great but you can take your buoyancy aids off now.'

I slapped him.

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There was a man sitting alone at a table. I hadn't seen him before and joined him. We chatted briefly and then he said, 'Are you still at Linden?'
I nodded but, puzzled, asked, 'How do you know I go to Linden?'
'I went there for a while.'
'Oh.'
'With ...' and he reeled off a list of names none of which I recognised. I must still have looked uncertain because he added, 'And Nigel ...'
'Oh yes,' I said, finally identifying a name.
'...Williams.'
Williams? No, the Nigel I'm thinking of isn't a Williams. I gave up at that point and just pretended I knew what he was talking about.

Was it me or him that was confused? (Yes, I know the answer to that.)

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I made brownies for last night. One person said, 'The last time I ate one of these it had marijuana in it.'

Next time ...

2 comments:

katney said...

School kitchens here have the advantqage of receiving comodity foods from the government. Along with things such staples as flour, corn meal, dried beans, there are also prunes. Now, get school kids to eat prunes will you?

At the school where I taught for ten years we had a marvelous head cook--Lucille. She was a saint. She could make do, make tasty, and make kids feel wonderful.

She also used prunes creatively.

And she warned me that I shouldn't have thirds on the brownies.

No pot in the brownies here--just prunes.

NitWit1 said...

I am going to check ingredients of next brownie I buy. Guess I'll have a hard time with home baked!