Thursday, 23 October 2014

Thursday.


On Tuesday, as I believe I mentioned, we did a 'big shop' in Sudbury, and I took the above photograph of what must have been a very generously  natured machine. It was, as you can see, offering 'Free Cash'.  I managed to suppress my immediate impulse to step over to it, and ask it for a million or so. I mean I'd never been introduced to the machine, and it would have been rather a cheek, don't you think?  Anyway, I include the photo, so that if any of my readers, of a rather less sensitive nature than meself, are in Sudbury, they can go and have a chat with the machine. It is parked right outside the front door of Waitrose, so should be easy to find. I should be interested in the result (if any) of this experiment; so please let me know.

P.s. Good Luck, and don't we live in a wonderful world these days?

10 comments:

Crowbard said...

Dearest Bruvver,
'Twas ever thus that the devil was in the details and the meaning was in the smallprint; 'tis the withdrawals (mentioned here in quite large smallprint) which are free, not the cash. How unlike a banker to generously offer you the ability to withdraw your own money at no charge for his service. But how like modern-day-speak to provide instructions which can mean at least two different things; and how unlike modern-day-speak to say them both grammatically in the same phrase.

Maggie said...

At The entrance to the church grounds of the parish church of Tintagel, there is the following notice,

Adders! Please keep you dogs on leads.

Only one problem with this, Adders don't have hands to hold the lead!

paul cully said...

I'm very interested in the idea that there is a machine(albeit on the other side of the ocean) that is offering 'free cash'. I freely admit that I am a bit of a cynic when it comes to free anything but if you'll vouch for it, I'll be over on the next Pan-Am Clipper. Meet me in Southamton and I'll split the proceeds with you. All I need is directions to the end of the rainbow.

paul cully said...

I'm very interested in the idea that there is a machine(albeit on the other side of the ocean) that is offering 'free cash'. I freely admit that I am a bit of a cynic when it comes to free anything but if you'll vouch for it, I'll be over on the next Pan-Am Clipper. Meet me in Southamton and I'll split the proceeds with you. All I need is directions to the end of the rainbow.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Crowbard. Yes, I wish people who intend sticking up notices would think a bit more carefully about the wording of them.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Maggie. Your notice at Tintagel Church yard is an absolute beauty. We have a roadsign at Bury St. Edmund's that reads 'Please Queue in both lanes'. Well I've tried and my car just isn't wide enough to do it.

Mike and Ann said...

Dear Mr. Cully. After reading of your countryman, Henry Ford's remark:- "There's no such thing as a free meal", I rather agree with you that there's no such thing as a free anything. You would be very welcome to come over and have a look at this tempting advert, but I think that you're right that looking for the crock of gold at the end of the rainbow, might be a more profitable prospect!
Warm Regards, Mike.

paul cully said...

I do understand that things can get a bit mixed up in transmission but I hasten to assure you that I am in fact an Irishman, happily transplanted to Montreal, Quebec.

Mike and Ann said...

Paul - I apologise unreservedly.

Crowbard said...

May I join you Mike in your apology to Paul Cully for the presumption that the other side of the Atlantic is usually occupied by Americans. I believe we make this error because The Good Ole USA seems to make all the noise whilst Canada seems to be a quietly reserved and genteel giant. I wish Mr Cully the Luck of the Irish and speaking as an ex Gaming Board inspector concur with you that he has much better odds with the crock at the end of the rainbow, particularly if he can get a Leprechaun on-side.