It doesn’t matter whether it’s having the biggest piece of cake or trying to get into the smallest clothes size possible,
They say that nice things come in little packages, yet I know of people who think that driving the biggest car is a sign of their prowess and wealth, whereas from where I’m sitting, it’s a waste of money in running expense which could be put to better use.
Of course there are times when we need something bigger and possibly better, and in the case of fishermen, well, that speaks for itself in respect of the one that got away.
One of my favourite scenes in Dave (starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver in 1993) is ‘I once caught a fish t h i s big’.
I don’t intend to go into obvious jokes and innuendos here, but a couple of posts ago I mentioned a cucumber.
Now you can make of that as you wish, but let me tell you a little snippit involving my mother.
We were in the supermarket queue having purchased, amongst other things, salad ingredients for our evening meal.
The checkout operator picked up the cucumber and practically holding it aloft said
‘Oh, this is a big one! I haven’t seen one this big for ages!’
Mum’s blood pressure went into hyper drive and the three of us burst out laughing.
Since then, she hasn’t been able to look at, or handle, a cucumber without smiling.
The checkout operator remembered us the next time we went in (I wonder why) and asked after my Mum.
She also smiled as she put through our purchases, which included a rather large marrow. Wisely she didn’t say anything!