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Oy vey! I hate when they give you such a LONG window of time when they schedule visits like that! Waiting is the worst!ReplyDelete
Hey Mia! Drives me potty. Drives us all potty, most likely. Yet still they persist. A pox on them. Indigo xDelete
Hey Jayne! I'll drop by with them sometime; we can play some bridge? I'll bring wine. Indigo xDelete
Who knew badgers were such sharks? And I'm not certain, but I believe the one on the right is signalling the one on the left.ReplyDelete
Hey Nicky! Oh my, yes. Such unassuming and studious types, normally. But gambling? They're insatiable. Indigo xDelete
We are happily unbadgered by badgers but my wife tips outdoor chairs onto tables so skunks don't sit on them. This is true, a fact. Not only can I not disabuse her of this notion but am beginning to believe it myself!ReplyDelete
Hey Geo! Skunks do indeed sit on chairs. But they put them back after. Tell your wife ;) IndigoDelete
And they look so innocent the rest of the time ...ReplyDelete
No badgers here but there are a couple of cats that keep me around just so they can win at Chinese Checkers.
Hey Jenny! All cats are evil. I'm just saying. Indigo xDelete
The one and only time I met a badger in the flesh, he pulled his incisors out in the must threatening manner. He was demanding a pound of flesh it seemed. Fortunately he was amenable to a salad sandwich and I got away unscathed. Seems to me the water melons and worms deal is a tad over the market value!
When one service man came at two minutes passed the latest stated hour, I advised him he would need to reschedule our appointment.
One week later... @-}
Namaste Yam! That kind of salad sandwich brinksmanship is what I've come to expect from feral badgers. The lads (and lady) in my garden are, of course, far more savvy creatures; through kindness and charm they get me to order pizza and then help themselves to my share, the scamps. And I salute your stance with the service guy ;) Indigo xDelete
"Twas on a Monday morning, that the gasman came to call. I wasn't getting gas; I couldn't turn the tap at all. He put another tap on. It took no time at all! But then I had to call the painter in, to come and paint the wall .. (Oh, it all makes work, for the working man to do, do, do, do, do, do, do ... )"ReplyDelete
Sorry. I always think of Flanders & Swann whenever I hear the word 'gasman'. I don't think they wrote anything about badgers, not even in their 'Bestiary', though I may be wrong about that.
Came over from Meleah, and I'm glad I did. If this post is anything to go by, you're hilarious!
Hey Jay! Welcome! No, no badger song, but no honey badger song either (nasty wee things), so it's not all bad. I do like a bit of Flanders & Swann, I must say; "The Bedstead Men" is a favourite. In fact, I may go and listen to that right now... Good to see you here, IndigoDelete
But just imagine being in the hole for three watermelons,a crate of worms and five frogs!!!ReplyDelete
Hey Katherine! Those are wise words. It was a close-run thing, too; five more minutes and I would have been at the local swamp raising capital... Indigo xDelete
You need to raise the stakes to pizza on this one buddy. What if you actually won? Ok slim chance perhaps given their expertise but worms and frogs? Really? I know you can always load a watermelon with vodka for a summer treat but I doubt the same would work with frogs or worms.ReplyDelete
Oh, they don't eat frogs! That would lower them to the level of common weasels, the very poorest of relations. These lads have class, and they don't eat the cheap worms, either...Delete