Thursday, September 9, 2010

Another cricket story

The expat walker recognised my face

THIS happened this morning.  Honest. 

First day back in the office after a trip to Blighty for a family reunion.  It was lovely to catch up with nephews, nieces, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, cousins' kids and Uncle Tom Cobbly and all.  My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary - Congratulations folks, I think that deserves a medal.

Anyway, I arrived at the office to find a little cricket sitting on a computer keyboard.  Worried that he'd starve to death in our cement and bricks environment I carefully scooped him up with a glass and magazine and took him outside.  I bent from the waist (yes, I know it's not the way to do it) and as I am bending over from the waist, an expat Brit who is but a nodding acquaintance, walks towards me from behind  and says....

"Now there's a face I recognise!"

And walks on.  I straightened up, was so surprised that I was speechless, and rushed back into the office where I told my work pal O before we collapsed,  howling with laughter.  Now how's that for a welcome back!  I should have told him not to be so cheeky!

PS - Re. previous entry.  Despite two days on yellow alert - it never rained.  What a swizz.

Weather today: Not a cloud in the sky.  High 29ºC/84ºF. Low 20ºC/70ºF. Light easterly breeze 18 km/h. Pressure 1019 mb and descending. Relative humidity 44%. No chance of rain. UV Index 8. Snow above 3,900 m. Information source: AEMET.