Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 21-27 August 2019

Below are snatches of #hourlydaily conversations from the past seven days; overheard here & there. A continuing series.


Tu 27 Aug, 2019  #112

Negotiations, relations, Earth.
-No, I don’t want to go.
-Oh. Ok. That’s disappointing.
-Is it? I just don’t want to go.
-No worries. I’ll go by myself, then.
-Sure. Have fun.



Mo 26 Aug, 2019  #111

Three girls on the platform, laughing tears.
-Hahaha! You’re full of it!
-Hahaha! You’d know!
-Hahaha! What?!?
-Hahaha! Takes one to know one!
-Hahaha! You’re making NO SENSE!!




Su 25 Aug, 2019  #110

A man finally retrieves his dog. Old man approaches.
-I saw you had a struggle on your hands there.
-I sure did.
-Ahh. I like it. He’s showing personality.
-I always flinch when a dog returns directly to its owner.
-Do you?
-When I’m riding on the bike track and a dog runs in front of me, owners always apologise. But they shouldn’t apologise. That’s what dogs do.
-It’s pretty annoying.
-Nooo. It’s being a dog.
-Go and explore, little dog. There’s so much to see. Go. Go.



Sa 24 Aug, 2019  #109

Entrance gate.
-Just the three girls and me thanks, mate.
-Alright. How old?
-Ahh, 44.
-No mate, the girls?
-Oh. Right.



Fr 23 Aug, 2019  #108

General ward, hospital.
-What’s this?
-That’s your lunch, Mick.
-But what is it?
-Well, what did you order? Let’s have a look.
-Says here it’s tomato soup, Mick.
-Ooh. That’s good.
-Is it?
-Oh yes. Here; would you like some?



Th 22 Aug, 2019

Heater technician to home owner.
-Well… it should have been installed on a concrete slab.
-But it wasn’t, was it?
-It should have been.
-So… who installed it incorrectly?
-Ahh, a slab should have been here.
-But… did YOU install it?
-Look, the builder should have provided a slab.



We 21 Aug, 2019

Shopping centre. Two children with their Mum.
-Mum, can I get one?
-Oh, don’t start.
-But can I?
-If she gets one I’m definitely getting one.
-Right. I’m THIS CLOSE to taking you both straight home.
-Cut it out. Both of you. Just stop it.




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  1. John Butler says

    25/8, I like that old guy’s philosophy. :)

  2. Out of bed lazy bones
    No, no, a thousand times no.
    Why not?
    Too many brass monkeys about.

  3. Matt Zurbo says

    These are so GOLD!!

  4. OBP as always you make us think and smell the roses

  5. Thanks all.
    JB – another comment I received on that 25/8 philosophy: “It’s complex.”

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