Friday, 10 January 2014
Hoping Against Hope
I've come across two examples of this maxim in the last couple of months: now I understand from whence it comes. I advertised an extractor fan on our local website, specifying it as 700 mm wide. This elicited the enquiry: "Is it a 600?" I've now put an ad for a high school blazer (big son's) on another website, describing it as LARGE, suit 17-year old and have had to answer the question, "Will it fit my skinny 13-year old?" The answer, unsurprisingly was "No", to both. People. I've still got both items: obviously, no demand for them. Note to self: think I will take a new photo of the blazer with self inside - thus sleeves will hand over my fingertips and blazer will reach to my knees. Maybe that will solve the problem.