Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dropping the kids off at the pool

Just when I thought I nearly had everything under control, ticked most things off my list…the short one throws me a curve ball.

Anyone who has been to Europe knows full well how toilets operate a little differently there.  If you are in France for example, one has to be careful to choose the right pedestal for the right activity.  If you are caught out away from home, one has to make sure you have small change or you could be caught short. 

It can be a little disconcerting when for the first time you dash into a public toilet in Europe to discover that first you have to get past the wizened old woman with a walking stick and a glass jar sitting on a seat in the hand basin area. You can just tell by her squinting eyes and the way her hand slowly caresses the stick that there is no getting past her until you have given her enough money for a take away coffee. 

No change…no worries…just cross your legs and find the closest McDonalds.

Add a short person who has just discovered what toilets are all about to the mix and things start to get complicated.

Her timing is impeccable!

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