Size Matters

It doesn’t matter whether it’s having the biggest piece of cake or trying to get into the smallest clothes size possible,
sizeThey 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’.

dave fish
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.

singing cucumber
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!

marrow

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Size Matters

  1. What IS a marrow? I’ve never understood what kind of vegetable that is! O_o Obviously size matters when discussing (or picking) one though…. ?

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