Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bun, a compliment and beyond the call of duty.

1. I buy a jam donut from the bakers. It is perfect, being soft and fresh and warm. The sugar is crisp. There is no taste of oil on it; and the jam has a faint flavour of plums.

2. She hands me the tin of paint and says: 'You've got a lovely voice.' I thank her, feeling suddenly shy. She continues: 'I was hoping you'd talk again, just so I could hear it. You sound like someone off the TV...'

3. Paramedics -- who I actually believe are angels in green uniforms anyway -- but particularly ones who are about to go off shift but are STILL calm and compassionate; and the ones who almost didn't come into work this evening because they've got a new baby; and ones who flex the rules a little; the ones who support the relatives as much as the patient.


  1. Someone bought me some jam donuts on Saturday, but when I got to the box others in the group had eaten them all - so disappointing.

  2. I haven't seen my sis yet. She is yet to return home. SO, that will be my thing of happiness today.

  3. Poor Joe -- how mean of them. Hope another one comes your way soon.


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