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I Am A Marvel

Interaction #1

On a trip to ‘Pak n Save’ – a local supermarket, we came across a lady doing the wine promotion. You know, the ones where they have a small table stacked with mini plastic glasses and boxes of the plonk that they’re trying to flog? And the idea is you’re supposed to halt, try a drop (it’s free after all), then walk off with a bottle or two swishing gaily around your shopping trolley.

I had a sip, but it wasn’t to my liking.

But we got talking to the lady in an attempt to find a wine that Auburn may enjoy drinking – not being a wine consoir like me; and the lady commented on how soft my skin looked and then asked permission to touch me.

Cut to the scene of me being stood in the middle of the wine aisle in a major supermarket, having my face stroked gently (and a littler shyly) by a petite, middle-aged white New Zealand woman.

After the initial shock at finding herself in such an unusual scenario, Auburn spent the remainder of the time looking down at her feet as she scuffed the hard lino flooring with her walking boot.

mightwar and Coon cheese
Coon cheese:
Edible goodness all round.

So on we go to Page 3.

19 thoughts on “I Am A Marvel

  1. I like this post. When I went on holiday to Fiji, my friends and I rented a car and drove half way round the island and stopped in at a school (I don’t remember why. I don’t think it’s a normal tourist thing to stop at schools!) which was full of little Indian children. I don’t think they had ever seen white people before, the way they were hiding from us and creeping out, looking ever so curious. Fiji is full of dark skinned, fuzzy haired Fijian folk, and Indians (from India, not North America). It was just an awesome experience. We even drew a map of Australia on the board to illustrate where we were from.

    1. Nice one, strawbs. I love it when you meet people and your very existence challenges what they understand about people. This sounds like it was a lot of fun. And now you too an amazing story that people are sharing!

      1. 🙂 Do you have any holidays planned for the near future? I would still love to hear about your most recent little getaway. Hubby and I are going to Brisbane for a wedding in October and have booked flights, accommodation and hire car. I can’t bloody wait! lol

      2. Nice one. I love Brisbane – there’s just something about it.

        Auburn and I have talked about trying to do a holiday later this year. If the health will allow for travel, I’m definitely up for giving it a go.

        I am almost finished writing up about my trip to Siena, Will hopefully be published in the next week(ish), so keep an eye out.

      3. I can’t wait to read about it. I am delighted that you and Auburn are planning another trip and I hope your health holds up for it!!!! Where are you considering?

  2. Great post – beautifully written and witty and true to the Daily Post challenge. I was riveted and couldn’t wait to “turn” the page to find out what happened next – exactly the purpose of the challenge 🙂

    1. Thank you, draliman. I am glad that you enjoyed the post as I enjoyed writing it. And thanks to the writing challenge, I now have a new trick to play with.

  3. I am a slow but fantastic old lady new to the Internet and hoping to become a friend of yours. Your sense of humor and strength are amazing! Personally, I am more of bitcher and complainer but it doesn’t do any good so I pretend to be sort of nice. Usually. You are a bright light even to the complainers. Thank you. Midwest Gramma.

    1. Dear Midwest Gramma (Is it OK if I call you this? I really like the word ‘Gramma’),

      Thank you so much for your kind comments. I bitch and complain when I need to too. I just find that laughing through my experiences wherever possible works better for me. I roar when things get too much – both literally and through my words, but that laughter – with myself and others – adds a layer of relief and refreshment that is hard to beat.

      What can I say? I am a stubborn one. As far as I’m concerned, I ain’t dead yet and so what I demand is LIFE! Mere existence is not enough.

      I look forward to getting to know a ‘slow but fantastic old lady’ as she sounds interesting to know.

      Keep in touch,


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