Hello all how we today?
Nothing of any importance to tell you but I haven't blogged for a while so thought I would share my latest (mis)adventure with you.
I'm actually really tired out today, as yesterday I had a big day out and took myself off to Douglas, (Douglas is the main town here on the Isle of Man, not a person! ) It's about 10 miles away from where I live so I drove over, got to the car park above the M&S store and that's where the 'fun' began...
My purse is laden down with change because I find picking coins up quite tricky so. I'm always handing over notes when I'm shopping for ease and speed. However as I had to park the car for a few hours (had to see the tax man and you never know how long that is going to take!) I thought this would be a good opportunity to lighten myself of some of these heavy coins. I needed to put in £2.00 so I started off fairly well but my lack of grip got the better of me and when I'd got as far as £1.20 I accidentally inserted two ten pence coins at the same time (thinking I only had hold of one) and they jammed. I tried and tried to free them but my fingers just wouldn't grip and wouldn't you know it there was no-one around to ask to help when normally the place is full of people.
Then the machine decided as I hadn't put enough money in, it would return the coins I had already inserted and spat them out at me. They rolled here, there and every flipping where. I must've looked a sight! Walking stick in one hand, purse in the other trying (unsuccessfully) to stamp on the rogue, escapee coins!
Eventually I retrieved them and returned to face my new nemesis and sworn enemy, the ticket machine.. Using one of the retrieved coins I was able to sort of 'flick' at the jammed ten pence duo until one of them did a Darcy Bussell and performed a pirouette in the air, landing gracefully on the ground, bit of a wobble, and then, yes you've guessed it, turned into Usain Bolt and made a break for it. Cue me, stamping and shuffling once again!
By now bathed in perspiration and completely hot and bothered I fished out 2 one pound coins and inserted them into the devil machine, got my ticket and returned to my car for a well deserved sit down!
All this before I even got into the high street!
Well like I said at the beginning nothing of major importance but hopefully I've given a few of you a good giggle. You have to laugh at yourself sometimes don't you? This flipping illness is too miserable as it is so I'll take my laughs where I can find them and if I can share them with you too a bonus in my book
Wishing you all a stress less, pain free day!
Love from Jo xx