Monday, May 18, 2009

“Take your time”

As you may have gathered by now, my birds move faster than I do. And Pepper’s wings are clipped. I race snails.

The phrase first started in 1991 when Am and I took a trip to New Zealand and Australia. We were on a bus tour in New Zealand, when we made our first stop. A museum of some kind, as best I remember. The driver had told us how much time we had, which I duly noted. About five minutes before time was up, I started back to the bus. Being the speed demon that I am, others on the tour went past me, so that buy the time I reached the entrance to the building, I was the last one out.

The bus was perhaps a hundred yards away, and when the driver saw me, he yelled, “Take your time!” And I yelled back, “ Take your time is top speed for me.”

Now it often happens that my doorbell rings, and I hollar, “I’m coming!” And the person calls back, “Take your time!” Well, you know what I say when I finally open the door”!

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Saturday evening a friend and I went to hear the Carmina Burana concert, and it was just great! Funny incident there. One of the ushers said that my wife could help me (with whatever it was), and I said my wife had passed away last November. The usher had mistaken my friend for my wife. I said the person with me was an old friend, and my friend took exception, saying she was a "long time friend". Well, she is younger than I -- by 3 months.

More fun:

Tech Support: "What does the screen say now."
Person: "It says, 'Hit ENTER when ready'."
Tech Support: "Well?"
Person: "How do I know when it's ready?"


  1. "Take your time is top speed for me." That's a good one!

  2. Before it passes, I love the lupins! (Yes, I know there are stunning mountains but I love plants!)