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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Marvellous True Story

My sister, the loud flibbertygibbet she is, has been living in her rented cottage for the past nine months. Within these nine months, they have had overly-popular parties, accidentally broken their windows, locked themselves out, locked themselves in, and had the police around on five separate occasions. She's not a quiet creature, my sister. And a complete stranger to a jigsaw to, I'd bet.

Now. It's a charming area that she lives in, and the cottage is one of a trio, with her and her cronies taking the one on the left. As you can imagine, the neighbours in the middle are utterly agog at what goes on in their otherwise quiet little area. So when my sister bumped into said neighbours and told them that she was moving after having found a place that was £60 cheaper a month, there was apparently quiet, restrained jubilation in that neighbourly cottage for most of the afternoon. They even offered to help her move.

She declined, politely. She said that there was a van coming in the morning, and she would be out of the house by lunchtime. Bless these neighbours, they even popped out to say goodbye as the van was loaded up, waving to them as the van moved... a whole hundred yards.

Oh yes. The house she's now moving into is the cottage on the right.
 

13 comments:

mainja said...

oh my god! that's bloody hilarious!

Rob said...

Genius.

And it's not even as if she did that on purpose. It just wouldn't have occurred to her to tell them that final piece of information, would it?

Lee said...

Good point, dearie. Although with the relish she told the story, one assumes that her otherwise absent brain was actually working this time.

Snooze said...

Are the neighbours going to now take advantage of the vacant cottage and try and put at least one cottage between them and your sister?

Dantallion said...

I think I love your sister

EarthMother said...

I think it would have been even better if she'd taken the neighbours up on their offer to help move her.

paddalumpakins said...

LOL - wow that's quite the voyage she's embarking on! If she has a red pull wagon she could probably just use that to move.

epicurist said...

I've just come across your lovely site via Snooze, and gotta say it's a blast. Loved that story...it's a classic!

nicola said...

the police have never been to the cottage..

nicola said...

no one helped me to move..?

nicola said...

no one helped me to move..?

nicola said...

cant you see lee that anything i do you will never like because you already have this preconception in your head of what i am like.. so what ever i do or say.. there it is... lees made up version in his head..

nicola said...

I moved 3 miles away?