June 8th, 2008
That almost sounds like the title of a book by Lemony Snicket! You know, from ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ fame….remember…the film with Jim Carey from a few years ago!!
If only the Dreadful Discovery in question was a work of fiction. Sadly, it was not.
You will no doubt have met people over the years who are ‘house proud’. Similarly you get people who are ‘car proud’. You know the sort… every weekend you see them with their Turtle Wax and Wonder Wheels polishing the life out of their pride and joy. Don’t get me wrong - a car is a major investment and if lovingly washing and polishing it brings them pleasure, then more power to their overworked elbows! I, however, am not one of those people. My car is more function than form!
Yesterday I knew that I would have to move a load of stuff in the boot of the car so thought it best to clear it out to make some room. You see, to me, the boot of my car is less for moving stuff around and more for storing things! Off the top of my head it’s got a badminton racket, climbing harness and climbing shoes, a camera tripod, a collapsible chair and a kite in it! All may or may not be called into to use at any time, so best not move them out of there - at least that is what I tell myself!
All of which serves to set the scene for the dreadful discovery. One of the Kingdom FM carrier bags I found in the boot had some Kingdom FM merchandise in it. Keyrings, pens, car stickers, that sort of thing. It also had some paper cups and tea bags. Not to give away, but to be used as a warming drink for the Dunfermline Christmas Light switch on roadshow from last year. Yes, that is how long the carrier bag had been in my boot. With tea in mind then, you probably don’t know that I take that drink with milk in it. So at the time it clearly made sense to take a carton of milk to the roadshow too.
Seven months later, having found that same carton in the boot of my car, it didn’t seem like such a smart idea!