Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
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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.