Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Overheard on a 36 today
I got on the 36 this morning coming back from Beeston and as I sat down behind two women in their forties I caught the following conversation:
1st woman: 'I told him if wants to put it in he's got to do it himself, but he said he couldn't do without me, so I told him "I'm not your handmaiden, so forget it". He used to do these things on his own, but he says he can't manage now'.
2nd woman: Mine's just the same. You help 'em once and they want your help every time'.
1st woman: 'It's not as if I get any pleasure from it... have you seen one... it's the size tha' gets me now'.
2nd woman: 'He was just the same. It wasn't as if he didn't have a big one already, but you know what tha' like. It has to be bigger and better than anyone elses'.
1st woman: Anyroads he going to have it delivered and fitted because I'm not lugging it.
Then one rang the bell and my few minutes behind two ladies on a 36 between Beeston and Hathern Green were over.
After thinking their conversation might get even juicier, I came down with a bump. I guess it was probably about a TV set. Or do you have any other suggestions?
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