Saturday 9th February

It was a grey day today but at least there was a bit of colour in the tub outside of the shop.

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An older lady came in and bought a sympathy card and as she paid for it said “That’s several of these I have had to buy recently as friends and family are dropping like flies”.

The card she bought was for her friend in Germany whose husband had died.

She said that when her friend phoned to tell her about her husband she came out with the phrase in English “I think he is going to be burnt now, you know”.

A chap came in and we exchanged pleasantries, as you do, after which he said “ I was told not to tell people my problems as half the people don’t care and the other half are quite happy you have the problem rather than them”.

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