Friday, 2 May 2008

A MOTLEY CREW

This is a photograph taken outside our office on 1st April, the annual staff get together day (actually it’s 2 hours - not a whole day!). Each year we have a rah-rah session to beat everyone up for their failures last year and threaten them that they had better do better this year.

Unfortunately, I was unable to be present for this ritual public humiliation because OG was in hospital. Drat. They actually all seem to be quite happy don’t they? Just goes to show what the promise of a free lunch will do. You can tell that I really love them all can't you?

May Bank Holiday weekend is the highlight of the year for this small market town. We hit the Big Time every year with the Annual Flower Parade (it’s all annual stuff at the moment isn’t it?) OG hates crowds and marching bands (hence his name – Old Grumpy) but I love them. I think that I might have mentioned the very same thing last year.

At the moment I am saved the need to get mad with OG because he is such a party pooper. I forgive him everything and anything until he gets better - then I will resume shouting and slamming doors at him again. As he has decided to go ahead with the chemo I guess he will be spared my bad temper for a few months longer.

So – getting back to tomorrow, I will mosey on down to town at about lunch-time, sample a few cocktails with my low key (not) friend, have a bite to eat, laugh at fascinating tales of her recent mishaps in New York and, depending on my intake of cocktails, either sedately watch the parade with friends or attempt to de-throne the Flower Queen, join in with the marching bands and possibly upset and insult several local dignitaries. I might even get arrested.

11 comments:

flagmaker said...

Golly, oh gee, what a wild afternoon. But since you say you never get intoxicated, I suspect your parade watching and drinking with your friend will not be a threatening as you make it sound. Enjoy a drink for me and have a great time.

Carolyn said...

I would pay money to be there if you've had too many cocktails. And I do love a cocktail myself, so I'd probably be right in there de-throning the Flower Queen myself. You go girl... after all you are Retired and Crazy. It's a perfectly good defence in any court of law.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Flagmaker dear friend, you know me well. But there is a little known fact about me that you don't know and that is that I love cocktails. A cocktail will seduce me into thinking that it is harmless until, before you know it, I'm legless.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Are you sure that being a ditzy old bird is a good defence in law Carolyn? Veerrrry interesting!

aims said...

I have a few of those (not)friends. My question is - why do we keep them?

Don't let anyone rain on your parade!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Hi Aims, actually my friend is not a not freind she is not low key! A not friend I would not be friendly with. I'm sorry, now I'm confused.

Jean Genie(us) said...

And here I am the not not friend and not low key friend and not really anything really friend......and the cocktails were to die for!!!! You didn't de-throne the Queen and I just spent all the way home directing people in the general direction of the parade. Thought it wasn't that large a town but 100,000 people got lost here before I managed to redirect them!!!!! That's what cocktails do for you!!!! Many thanks!!!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Actually Jean, I think that we were models of good behaviour today, apart from spilling half of my lunch down my bosom. We had better make up for it next time out otherwise our reputations will be in tatters!

Maggie May said...

Oh what a pity you were not on the picture.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Maggie, it is not a pity at all, trust me!

Jean Genie(us) said...

Models of good behaviour??? Good grief - if you don't tell I won't. As you say our reputations are at stake here!!!! Best get that sorted - soon!!!!