We love to laugh. Sometimes, humour comes from the most unexpected places. For instance, those overheard conversations between fractious couples in supermarkets, could be us, or the innocent comments of children and of course, the snippets gleaned when passing someone in the street that can make one giggle out loud. It was the latter type which had me giggling today.
We had had a particularly delightful walk, despite the steady drizzle and the wind that whipped our faces. We strolled through the town, stopping for a browse in FatFace and then a mandatory coffee in the Coffee shop before walking up to the newly refurbished Fowey Harbour Hotel, where we chatted to a delightful lady who took time out from her meeting to tell us all about the hotel which we had not seen in its newly refurbished guise. (It is worth a trip – absolutely lovely) Leaving there, we headed down to our favourite beach, Ready Money Cove – always more beautiful in winter with its rugged rocks and rough sea. Out of season, the beach is dog-friendly and dogs lolloped along the sand and played in the waves. We were content to just stand and stare and take the obligatory photo.
Climbing back up to town, we felt refreshed and thankful that we had had the good sense to buy a house here, back in 2009…almost ten years ago now!
January is not the busiest time of the year but even so, there were plenty of people meandering along the High Street as we made our way home.
As we idled past the shop windows, a man called out as he approached his wife and daughter (we presume) on the other side of the road. As they drew close to one another, the conversation went like this;
Man: “I’ve just been having a chat with the lady,”
Woman: looking bemused, “What lady?”
Man: “The lady in the shop you’re not in,”
This tickled me at any rate!
In fact, it will stay with me for some time. His delivery was perfect, his timing spot on. Maybe you had to be there but I am giggling still…