Monday, March 7, 2011

Would you like sheets with that?

For some reason or other I was reminded of an embarrasing happening in our lives. It was about 30 years ago when our daughter was about 7 or 8 years old. Some friends - who will remain nameless, to save them from embarrasment too - were visiting for the weekend. They had a daughter of the same age.

Julia was about to make up the bed for our friends when Sarah said "Can we do it?". The other daughter nodded and said "Please". (A word that you may be unfamiliar with, but which was used occasionally 30 years ago!)

So, Julia being pleased with the initiative they were showing, and probably anxious to get on with making herself beautiful, a task that required only a few seconds, because as you all know Julia was, and still is, the most beautiful woman in the World, said "Yes, thank you."

Later, after we had all retired for the night, there was a timid knock on our bedroom door and our lady guest asked with some trepidation it seemed to me, "Could we have a sheet please? Just one for the bottom would be OK."

Julia, horrified, went into their bedroom and sure enough the girls had made the bed up very neatly, but without any sheets!

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