Saturday, November 28, 2009
Just another week in paradise....
THE DRINKS RUN
Two crates of Kubuli and two crates of soft drinks please.
What softs do you want?
One Coke and one crate half Fanta and half Sprite.
Are you sure?
Much printing, stamping, tearing, sorting and shuffling.
Finally I get my piece of paper and hand it over to the drinks despatcher.
You can't have that.
We don't have it.
So, I have paid for something you don't have?
Much shouting at Maggie who sold it to me followed by Maggie shouting over:-
You really want Coke/Sprite/Fanta?
Yes, I nod enthusiastically. (Maybe there's a secret stash somewhere).
Well, why don't you choose some Quenchi's instead?
So, you sold me something you don't have?
Err, yes, I thought you'd change your mind once you'd got over there......
Is it me.....
The chickens went on strike this week. There was no chick chat and they snubbed my food and tore up my nicely laid down newspaper. I think they've grown out of their equivalent to baby rusks. So back to the chicken shop. In here I have this nonsensical (but quite frankly most are here) conversation with around three people which clearly reveals I know sod all about chicks/chickens/chicken food etc.
Anyway, I tell them, fairly confidently, I want real food for them and not musty sawdust. I then spot some great stuff marked 'layers'. I want that I say. No, you can't I'm told they're not laying yet. Well, they'll never lay at this rate on hunger strike. Ok, can I have the food between baby dust and layer? No, we've run out. Gimme (see, I'm learning) layer then. No, they're not old enough. Ok, if you give me the layer, I'll wait a few weeks until they are laying age. Well, you can't have a full bag. (Why not, who cares I think). Ok, what can I have? Half a bag. Ok. Thanks.....
Extension is going up super quick - mind you, is that really a good sign...slow and sturdy vis-a-vis quick and flimsy. Anyway, I was given the glossy brochure this week to choose the roof colour. I mean, it's not that interesting and I'm not going to see the roof much, unless it blows off of course, but I narrowed it down to the 3 least offensive/in your face colours. Brochure was duly collected on Friday. Did you choose? Yes, these ones. Ok, great but it's going to be Dark Green. Dark Green? Yes, that's the only one in stock.