Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Ashbourne 27/2: Hilarious or Extremely Interesting?

Nope. Boring. Ashbourne is always boring these days, and I suffered yet another malfunction while I was there. I took the car into the garage to check the air in the tyres, and discovered – in passing – that the electric window on the driver’s door has stopped working. It goes down, but not up again. The motor sounds tired. All of which is probably just the universe reflecting my present state back to me. ‘Down but not up again’ describes me rather well at the moment – in more ways than one.

The only thing that caught my attention was a poster in the window of the Age UK charity shop. It said that to help the elderly stay warm this winter, they’re providing them with free thermometers. It omitted to say what the calorific value of a thermometer is, or how long one is expected to burn in a controlled environment.

4 comments:

Sara said...

Please excuse my language, but that thermometer business is bullshit.

JJ Beazley said...

Do you mean the fact that they hand them out, or my little joke?

Sara said...

The fact that they hand them out, hah. Like anyone needs a thermometer to know it's cold.

JJ Beazley said...

Quite. It would make more sense to me to give thermometers to people who have their houses stiflingly hot in the winter, just so they can sit around in tee shirts rather than wear an extra layer of clothing.