My flipping washing machine broke a few weeks back. I don't have the money to replace it. I'm not that bothered because I quite like going to the launderette (reminds me of my youth!), and you meet interesting people at the launderette.
I'd allowed the washing to pile up, until I quite literally had no clean knickers. So this morning I stuck it all in a massive back pack. I can no longer carry such a heavy load so stuck it on a sack trolley, and off I trundled to the bus stop. I am pretty tired today, do it was a bit of a chore; but needs must and all that.
I gave the driver of the bus a ten pound note, and asked for six pound travel ticket. I was expecting him to give me pound coins in the change (washers take pound coins). He gave me 2 two pound coins. Don't you have any pound coins? I asked. Nope, he said. So I stood at the front of the bus and cheerfully asked the other passengers if they had any pound coins to swap. Any one would think I'd just asked them if they had any crack! Seriously, the look on their faces, and not a smile from one of them. Not a single person even bothered looking in their purse.
I know folks have their troubles, but really, it costs nowt to smile! I was trying to be so cheerful too. Now I'm as grumpy as they all were!😳