During a recent visit to the supermarket Mama Lovelygrey went to spend a penny. Maybe an explanation is required for my non British readers. This is a euphemism that means going to the toilet/WC/restroom. It's a long time since one pence would literally buy you anything in a shop or indeed, let you have a wee in a public loo at one of the London Railway stations. That was about 20p when I last looked at Liverpool Street. Being a bit of a tight wad I crossed my legs all the way to Southend Victoria.
Where was I? Do I have the propensity to go off on a tangent or what! Ah, yes. Mama Lovelygrey left her handbag in the toilet and when she returned it wasn't there. She went to see the customer services folk but no-one had handed it in either. Some people have a very skewed sense of entitlement. All her bank cards had to be replaced and she lost about a tenner. But what really upset her was that the disappearance of a couple of little gifts that had been from me and Lou.
At my brother's wedding, three days after my sister's death, we gave her a little bead and wire angel that we'd bought from a stall at Chagstock a week earlier. Then at Christmas, we thought some little worry people would be a good idea for she frets greatly. The idea is that you pop them under your pillow and they'll carry away your fears overnight. I hope the person who took them needs them more than my mum and maybe they do. For I believe that wrongdoing is the product of a troubled soul. They need to know that karma might bite them in the bum though. As I promised Mum that we'd source replacements we headed to Totnes yesterday where you can buy all things hippy. We were in a rush so didn't find an angel. Perhaps I'll have to make a special new one instead. After all there's lots of jewellery supplies at home. I'm sure I could rustle up something celestial.
The worry people were still in Oxfam. They're reduced by 70% so hurry on down if you think you need some. I bought two lots. These guys will be winging their way to Mum soon. The other bagful has already gone to a good home where a bit of protection against anxiety may be needed. Do your job well litle peeps for it's a worthy vocation that you have in this strife ridden world.