Saturday, July 02, 2022

Yesterday

I had an arranged 'experience' with someone this Friday. It was good. I felt pleased and it seemed it worked for him too. It had been a long time for me between drinks.

We dined this evening with Brighton Antique Dealer and her toy boy at a place called Clocks at Flinders Street Station. It is also a gambling venue though with profits going to housing the homeless, I think. It was ok and surely one of the cheapest places in Melbourne to drink and dine. Overhead where we sat were old suitcases on racks, reminding us that we were at a place of travel. Nice touch, I thought. I should have taken a snap.

An overhead conversation by presumably straight tradie guys, Mate, you had Covid two weeks ago. I need to suck your d*** and get immunity. Idiot straight guys can be so funny at times. 

On the tram on the way home, I met eyes with a young man a couple of times. He nodded to me. I nodded back. He smiled. He kept looking. I mentioned it to R who sensibly said look at what is sitting in front of him. It was a huge suitcase. For just one minute I thought I was desired, but no. He was looking for somewhere to stay. No matter. All a bit of fun. 

Mother Day tomorrow. I told Mother no clothes shopping which stresses R. Just lunch out. She replied, just Big W for a quick visit. Mother does nothing quickly and never has.

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  1. I am glad that your arranged experience worked for you. Big W for a quick visit? Poor R. Poor you. Enjoy your lunch.

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    1. EC, the best that can be said is after R and myself squabbling about Mother, there was nothing ongoing. Lunch was really nice, but Mother will find fault with it after a few visits.

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  2. Good luck with Mother :D I suggest having a previous commitment when the shopping trip is brought up ...

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    1. Well Jenny, she knows we don't do a lot and have time.

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  3. good boys taking out mother. be patient

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    1. Diane, as I am sure your daughters are with their 80 year old mother.

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  4. I have no idea what "an arranged 'experience' " means. That's a puzzling opening paragraph. Was he a chiropodist?

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    1. No YP. No feet were involved. But now I am thinking, why didn't I use my feet.

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    2. Anonymous8:58 am

      Now, that is truly cryptic.

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    3. As is it was meant to be.

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  5. Park R at a coffee shop and whisk mother around Big W.

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    1. Caro, it just ain't that easy. Mother is not one for being whisked around either.

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  6. Oh dear. Perhaps you can arrange for R to be quaffing a few drinks while mother shops.

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    1. What a great idea Debby. Send him to a pub.

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  7. Old suitcases on the racks overhead as a reminder of travel? Nod. Cheap decoration but evocative.

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    1. I thought it was a nice touch Hels. I am not so keen that a good bit of a Mirka mural is covered over.

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  8. When I go shopping with my wife I have a list of things I need to buy; she just looks for things to buy. The former is essential; the latter tedious and expensive!

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    1. I get your point Cro. I don't look for things to buy and stick to a list, unless it is a large hardware shop.

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  9. Good lord should I desire and "arranged experience?" Between drinks was a clue, I think. You are so good to Mother.
    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, you could save up some money to have an arranged experience to your pleasing. I have done that in the past but it wasn't this time. Mostly I can't be bothered. We are too good to Mother.

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  10. You could have gone in the suitcase with him.
    Nice shopping with your mother then, though it's all probably over by now seeing it's near 4pm.

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    1. Margaret, we were home by 4pm. I put a limit to 3pm departure before the peak traffic starts to build. Of course there isn't peak traffic at any particular time on Saturday, but Mother hasn't worked that out yet. R needs his nanna nap by 4pm at the latest.

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  11. "Just BigW for a quick visit" Hah!!R should pack a lunch to eat while he roams around after her for however many hours that takes. Exchanging smiles on a train is something I never do. I stare out the windows instead to be sure I don't miss my stop.

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    1. River, I've had to learn it myself, but smiling at strangers can really work well.

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  12. The guy with the suitcase could have made eye's with anyone, he chose you.

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    1. Aw, TP, that is a nice thing to say and I suppose true. He was good at picking out the faggot on the tram who loves c*** and will try anyone once.

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  13. Going shopping is something that I don't look forward to. And if it is apparels so much the worse.

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    1. I so agree Haddock but I am only her humble servant.

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  14. Just a quick trip into the store, fast, in and out, big smile.

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    1. Just not how it works with my mother, Strayer.

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