Monday, June 08, 2009

Agreements

It was my father’s birthday on Friday, so we went to my parents’ house for lunch yesterday. G wanted to take something to give to my dad, but I was not very keen on this. I am not much into giving my father presents*, due to our somewhat strained relationship, and didn’t really feel that I wanted G to do so instead.

We talked about this a few times on Saturday and G, being a Scot, had been brought up to believe that you shouldn’t turn up to someone’s house empty handed. I did say that as this was about going round to my parents’ house I didn’t really think the same principle applied - and that I wouldn’t try and impose my way of dealing with things on G’s family. In the end I conceded that G could take a bottle of wine, but had to give it to my mum and not my dad.

So we turned up yesterday and we said happy birthday to my dad and G then handed dad the bottle of wine and said it was a present. I gave G a look, who then realised that this was not what we had agreed, but had been overcome by the moment.

We were due to have lamb for lunch. So I beat G to death with the leg of lamb and, in one of life’s ironies, G’s (who is a vegetarian) dying words were “See? I told you meat was bad for you...”

Life is cruel. Don’t mess with me.




*I do actually pay for his subscription to the Radio Times, which he seems to think is the best present he has ever had, but as that automatically renews, I feel as though I maintain my 'no present’ stance. Sort of...

9 comments:

Kahless said...

We subscribe to the Radio Times; a damn good publication!

I was expecting to come read a post about the 2 BNP MEPs. I was going to write one, but it will keep.

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - I thought the demise of G was more pressing!

I was thinking about writing something to do with the BNP today, but then didn't quite get round to it. I might later in the week.

Hope all is well.

Kahless said...

I am ok thanks. I am a bit worried about work as I think we are going to have a reorg. I dont think I will lose my job but my role could change quite a bit. It could involve me being in london or sheffield for a couple of days a week. I am not good with change and a little scared / worried. I cant blog it though, just in case.

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - Sorry to hear about the job uncertainty. I imagine that is very stressful. It would be nice (for me!) if you were in London a bit more, but I imagine not really where you were hoping work would lead.

Feel free to get in touch if I can be of support at all.

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

Did you beat G before the lamb was thawed and then eat the evidence ?

The Gripes of Wrath said...

LKSN - that is the plot from one of Roald Dahl's "Tales of the Unexpected" and I claim my prize!

Random Reflections said...

LKSN - Absolutely. It made it nice and bloody!

Gripes - And for my next trip I will be feeding any naughty blog commenters doped raisins and letting them meet their demise that way*.




*Not a Tale of the Unexpected but Danny the Champion of the World, in case that one escaped you...

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

I do enjoy Roald Dahl books.

Random Reflections said...

LKSN - yes, me too. I re-read Boy recently. I must read some more.