I haven’t participated in Trent’s Weekly Smile for some time. Not that I haven’t smiled in that time but time just hasn’t been with me. I have to admit that world events haven’t made me want to smile but something in the local paper made me laugh out loud.
It was in a letter to the Editor. These are usually politically motivated whether on a local or national level. They vary from our inability as a whole to accept that climate change is happening to whether local roads should stick with roundabouts rather than traffic lights. People are usually passionate about their subject and it gives you a feel for how those that don’t feel the same way as yourself come by their reasoning.
This particular letter to the Editor was a Warning to make sure that you lock your doors. Apparently the letter writer’s wife, in the process of having a shower remembered that her blueberry muffins baking in the oven needed to be removed. Naked, she ran to the kitchen but before she could attend to the muffins she heard a knock on the door. Hearing the door opening and believing it to be the baker, who surprisingly made house deliveries, she popped into the pantry to hide. It was to her dismay not the baker but the electrician who had come to read the meter which even more unfortunately was located in the pantry. His shock was clearly seen on his face when entering the pantry he came face to face with the embarrassed woman.
“I was expecting the baker” she stammered. This statement seemed to make the meter reader flee, without carrying out the task he’d come to do.
Since the event the couple have been requested by their electricity supplier to take their custom elsewhere.