Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Leave Well Alone

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My mother's speech was scattered with favorite and aposite sayings for every occasion. This was one of her favorites whereas my brother goes by the maxim of "If it's not broken, don't fix it".  e.g. HIs wooden letterbox is falling to pieces and hanging onto his wall by one screw. Brother's attitude is, "It still works". Big son was in Brussels last week-end,  (he is at the moment working in the UK, which he does twice a year) with some mates.  In his hotel room, on the second day, he found his passport to be missing and frantically reported same to the police, who, very efficiently, cancelled it for him on the spot and put out alerts for stolen document etc. Later that day, big son found his passport - merely in a different pocket in his rucksack from where he usually puts it.  Belatedly, he remembered thinking earlier that this other pocket would be a safer option.(LOL). Moral of the story:  never ever think you have found a better hiding place for a thing you have successfully hidden in the same place for the last fifteen years. It won't work.  Now the interesting part is that big son is due to come home on Friday and is as we speak, desperately trying to 'uncancel' his passport. He says he won't know until he actually has to present it at the airport whether it will work or not. Watch this space.


  1. Every time I put something in a special place where I will remember it, I lose it.

    It may be an interesting trip home. It would be real nice to test that out before he leaves. Best of luck to him!

    1. Not sure he deserves luck. Scatterbrain!

  2. Okay, I have much more sympathy for your son than you do! These things can happen...not that I am ever scatter brained, of course, but I can see how it might happen.