Monday, 21 July 2008

Quid Pro Quo

- by TJam

Well, I had happily booked a new experience. Outdoor theatre to wish Mum a happy birthday and thank her for keeping my house and 3 animals in tact during my weekend away.

And so we togged up and got a blanket to sit on and a picnic and set off for the walled garden for "chuckles and chills" of the Hound of the Baskerville...

When we arrived at the carpark, there were only 3 other cars there, even though there were only 10 minutes to curtain.

So before we paid £1.50 for parking I checked the ticket.

Why would I have bought 2 tickets for the Sunday evening when I didn't know what time I would return home from a weekend away? And why, in my mind, had I bought tickets for the Monday evening?

No matter. I had bought tickets for the day before, yet we were standing there, the day after, picnic and cushions in hand...

So, Mum nearly killed my dog, and I nearly gave her a birthday present but didn't. It turned out the surprise present was as much as a surprise to me as it was to her. Are we equal?

Or am I just a fool?


Mack said...

heehee. That sounds like something my mom would do!

Drab said...

This is a classic 'its the thought that counts' - well it will have to won't it.
You do know it will be brought up at family gatherings, parties etc, for the rest of your life.
Its all good fun!


b1b2 said...

What are you like!......must admit I chuckled! wonder that Chips keeps overdosing!!
B1B2 xx

Anonymous said...

i shall dine off this for years. mum.

Drab said...

See told ya!


TJam said...

Wah! Thank you my friends. Cheers mum. I sense this is not the last I will hear of this...