Next stop, pamper shop!

This is a conversation I had with a fellow dog walker the other day on opposite sides of the road.

‘David! How lovely to see you!’
‘My dear! And you! How are you?’
‘I’m fine, thank you. You?’
‘Yes I’m good thanks. How’s the dog?’
‘Much better thank you. And yours?’
‘Same as ever.’
‘You wife still in her cupboard?’
‘Yep. I’ve had to get another lock. She keeps getting out.’
‘Oh. Has she made an appointment to have her hair done then?’
’17th of July! She was one of the first to ring and that was one of the earliest appointments.’
Noticing how long his own hair had got, I said
‘How about you?’
‘You’re not going to have a pony tail are you?’
‘Good grief no! I’m going for the David Bowie look.’
‘Oh. You going to have the flash across your face too?’
‘I just might while I’m waiting for the wife.’
‘What about the lycra and spangles?’
‘Heaven forbid! Definitely not!’
‘Oh David. You’ve just blown my image of you out of the window.’

and on that note, with a cheery goodbye we parted company.

David is a dry old stick, and when we first moved here, we were lucky to get a grunt in acknowledgement, let alone hello or a conversation.
His wife is in a wheelchair, and every week before lockdown he would wheel her up to the hairdressers, and every Sunday to one of the local charity establishments that provided a free Sunday dinner.
He walks his dog four or five times a day, and warned me in the beginning not to try and pet it as it would probably bite. We later heard that his dog doesn’t like other dogs and is known to be the local thug on the block, which is why he keeps his distance and the dog on a lead at all times.
Obviously his wife doesn’t live in a cupboard, but we’ve heard them in conversation and she does witter on at him sometimes. He said once that he wanted to lock her in a cupboard, and it’s sorta stuck. We’ve made her laugh though and always got a smile and a wave if she saw us.  Now that restrictions have been eased, she is looking forward to having her hair done as she describes it as a badly maintained thatched roof on a windy day. I wonder if she will be confronted with this scenario?
I shall be waiting to see if David follows through on his namesake, especially as he’s 70 if he’s a day.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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7 Responses to Next stop, pamper shop!

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Love this 💜💜💜

  2. murisopsis says:

    OK I have to admit I laughed! The conversation taken out of context is funny enough but paired with the photos had me giggling and showing it to Sparky!

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