A typical conversation between four-, seven-, and over-seventy-year-olds?


R & J

Granny (yesterday):   R, get ready for swimming lesson.

R (7):                              Swimming is tomorrow.

Granny:                         Oh yes; why did I think today was Thursday?

J (4) (chips in):            Because you’re old and silly.

Granny:                          Thank you very much for that.

J:                                      Are you being sarcastic?

*Granny packs up laughing*

R (dreamily):                 I’ve filled in my Christmas order card for the toy shop.

Me (goggling):               Hey, just one of these things alone costs five thousand!

R:                                     Well, I’ll be extremely good … ?

Me:                                  Forget that.  Homework.  What’s a microwave in Afrikaans?

R (triumphantly):    I worked that out.  I just have to imagine hitting a tiny little microwave with a club at a hole in the ground … yes, it’s a mikrogolf!

Those who don’t already know would, I think, have difficulty in guessing what names the R and J stand for, even after a few dozen tries. 

Clues: R is a Celtic fairy queen/myth/goddess, and J is a misspelling both of a city in Switzerland and of the name of our erstwhile family farm in George, Cape.

© Colonialist (WordPress) November 2015
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17 Responses to A typical conversation between four-, seven-, and over-seventy-year-olds?

  1. “Well, I’ll be extremely good … ?” LOL! You’ve gotta give her points for trying! 😉

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  2. Ruth2Day says:

    come on, the R5000 gift is probably gorgeous 🙂

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  3. Never a dull conversation in your house, Col. 🙂

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  4. calmgrove says:

    Rhiannon for ‘R’?

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  5. adeeyoyo says:

    Thank goodness my grandchildren are all(most) grown up – if they ever are! and so the wheel turns… Smarty pants!

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  6. Oumas en oupas is baie geseend as hulle so ‘n hegte verhouding met hulle kleinkinders kan hê!

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  7. You’re a spoilsport! And Granny has this granny’s sympathy – been there, done that…..

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