Monday, October 06, 2014


I have to admit it can be enormous fun overhearing conversations.  Believe me though, I do not make a point of ear-wigging, but, as we all know, there are times when it is just impossible not to hear.

I was in a local pharmacy. There were good displays of decorative nick-knacks, cosmetics stands, perfumery, hair products and all the sundry first-aid items you would expect. Near the service counter there were two or three baskets with reduced stock, (close to date) just right for pocket-money birthday gift buying for granny. Mum was doing grown-up shopping while her two youngsters were making their selections.  After lots of exploration and excited chatter they showed mum their choices.

G-l-y-c-e-r-i-n-e, and .... what's that mum?

 She peered at the label and read the rest of it.

What does it do?

It hydrates the skin, said mum.  

Oh..... ? 

It will make granny's skin big, mum said.

        Just like mumps!


Anonymous said...

This post made me smile. It's typical that a youngster made a comment like that. Flighty xx

ZACL said...

Hello Mr F.

yes, indeed, in view of the age he was, a child would make that kind of observation.

Mum did tell him the product wouldn't make mumps. xx

Anonymous said...

I do love the way youngsters make connections which elude us. So often they shed light on something! Great story, ZACL.

ZACL said...

Hi Gilly,

Apart from trying not to giggle, I did think about who, if not himself, in his familiar circle had been afflicted with mumps, making skin look big! Bright kid.... :)

Snowbird said...

Ha!!! I just love this....from the mouths of babes

ZACL said...

Hi Snowbird,

...and how! :)