Take Seven June 11th

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
amusing, blessing, box, bus, choice, cinema, curse, fare, file, hang, hysterics, journey, kid, mass, peg, pretend, school, shelf, shrunk, steering, tall.
As a kid, being tall for my age was a curse and a blessing. In some instances I could pretend to be older than I was and get into the cinema on my own and in others the bus conductors didn’t believe I was a child and charged me full fare.
These days, I’ve actually shrunk an inch and a half from my school days, and it shows when reaching for things on the top shelf in the cupboard or trying to hang the washing on the line (luckily the weight of the peg bag brings it within reach).
One of the disadvantages of the I10 was that it was low and getting out of it after an hour’s journey was difficult, painful and to some, probably amusing to watch.
The C3 is miles better because it’s higher and so we can put our feet on the pavement and rise with little discomfort or effort.
However, although it’s good to have a higher vehicle, it’s not that much fun getting in and out of a high one.
Our friend had a Shogun, and my legs would not reach the floor trying to get out, so Hubby made me a box. This led to mass hysterics from the men every time we went out in it.
When I worked for the bank and was responsible for the company car expenses file, one Director would not be done out of the car of his choice and had optional stepping bars (aka running boards) installed on the vehicle at an additional cost of £200.
It was indeed a very funny sight to see a man of less than five feet in height getting in and out of a 4×4 that he could only just see over the steering wheel of to drive.


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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