Wednesday, 26 January 2011

MrsM lets the team down

MrsM
Oh no!!
I left the adaptor behind in the hotel.

MissM
I'm disappointed...
We let you out by yourself
and you start losing family heirlooms.

MrM
What would you say
if I told you
that I gave you
that particular adaptor
because I knew
you would probaby lose it?

MrsM retires, hurt.

15 comments:

  1. I'm sure the "Team" would enjoy conferring with some people in Tuvalu regarding my learning curve and the iPhone.

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  2. I'm sure a sympathetic soul at the hotel would consider mailing it to you, if you sweet talk them enough (and send them the postage ahead of time....)
    Then you could surprise Mr&MissM with your ability to recover from the "mistake".

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  3. I would counter MissM and MrM by pointing out that you had spent the week in charge of a group of boisterous students and you did remember to bring all of them home. (I'm assuming that is the case!)

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  4. I'm not sure your "team" is being very sympathetic. They want to try being related to someone who loses his debit card on a regular basis.

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  5. Don't you just love it when your children start patronising you?!

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  6. Seems a rather weak attempt to justify a return visit ...

    it was not my favourite adaptor in fact. Rather a runty one which was unlikely to make the cut for intercontinental travel later this year.

    I think that MrsM should bake a coffee cake to make amends imnvho.

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  7. Well, aren't they quite the cheeky ones!

    Mr M, the runt of the adaptor collection? I fear Mrs M left you alone too long....

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  8. Low blow, Mr M. Sounds a bit like sour grapes for being left behind to me. (Glad we're not the only household that has a heirachy of things like adaptors! Husband was complaining that he couldn't find his favourite extension lead yesterday?!)

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  9. cruel cruel words.

    Don't bake for them for a month!

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  10. Sour grapes ?? moi ? challenging the raisin d'etre indeed

    actually more a reflection that my time schedule to bake a cake at the weekend before MrsM returned was rather taken up with tidying up the house and buying flowers.

    Should have have used a ;-) or similar to make my intentions clear

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  11. It's gentle, discreet retaliation time, I think. Just start noticing how many times you perform minor rescues of said team, and quietly let them know.

    And you probably have a whole drawerful of adaptors somewhere in the house anyway. I know I do...

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  12. Or as Clint Eastwood said in that well known chick-flick, "Heartbreak Ridge" ....

    "Improvise, Adapt or Overcome!"

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  13. Is it possible that you're the team player that usually knows where the rest of the team leaves stuff - as in "Mom, where's my ___?" or "Honey, have you seen my____?" Maybe this is a bit of payback.
    Have you ever made a comment that sounds like "lose your head if it wasn't screwed on!"
    Many f these comments seem very reactionary.
    Just a thought.

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