Monday, 29 August 2011

Student Finance

MrM
So...do you understand
how we are organising your finance
when you are at university?
MissM
What happens if I want to buy
sports equipment?

Scheherazade
(Virginia Frances Sterrett)

MrM
Like golf clubs?
MissM
I don't think that is very likely...
but if I wanted to buy a squash racket?
MrM
You could have my squash racket.

Scheherazade
(Edmund Dulac)

MissM
What about a hockey stick?
MrsM
You have your old hockey stick from school.

Scheherazade
(Umberto Brunelleschi)


MissM
And a pole?
MrM and MrsM
A pole???

Scheherazade
(Leon Bakst)


MissM
For pole dancing.
I've heard that it is very empowering
and there is a club at uni.

Scheherazade
(Leon Bakst)

MrM (faintly)
We would pay for the pole
because that is...errr...
equipment.

19 comments:

  1. Oh Mr. M. It is indeed a brand new world on which we gaze.

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  2. See, and there I was, thinking she wanted to be a pole vaulter. Clearly, this is a whole different generation!

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  3. "Empowering" only in the sense that it gives one the power to torment one's parents...

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  4. Oh, MissM! You go, girl!

    When I bought my first condo, I asked my parents if I could have one of the beds from their house, and they said no. When I mentioned I was thinking of getting a waterbed, they suddenly decided that yes, I could take one of the spare beds with me.

    Good job frightening the parents.

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  5. Just imagine what my class thought when I told them my clssroom aide in (age 73) was volunteering at the polls - voting polls - I did convince the teens that she was not poledancing!!

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  6. Poor MrM - perhaps a coffee cake could revive him :)

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  7. Don't you just LOVE her???!!??

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  8. Oh, that MissM! She has MrM's measure, I think.....

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  9. Wrapping and little fingers - oh yes! I'm still chuckling. What a wondeerful way to start the day!
    Bobby x

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  10. Poor MrM, I think MissM is teasing him. I bet he hopes she is teasing him!

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  11. And of course only MissM would make it all so beautifully artful and civilised as your images suggest!

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  12. In fact it's supposed to be the best and most complete excercise for your body.
    I like this uni!

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  13. Hysterical! MissM is clearly quick witted and in charge.

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  14. And to think that I thought her so demure!

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  15. Your daughter is simply fabulous. She's going to have a wonderful time at uni!

    (And here was I thinking she was after walking poles)

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  16. Send her over here, and let a cranky old feminist dismantle the notion that pole dancing is in any way empowering.

    I have a reading list for her. I am far from joking.

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