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Thursday, 10 March 2005
I’m an alien


This is Jane’s Health Foods in Rushton’s Yard, Ashby-de-la-Zouch.  I have become a regular customer there, and Jane even gave me a reusable calico bag with her name and logo (a red poppy), which I try to remember to take with me each time I shop there.  (I presume that the woman in the shop is named Jane!)

Last year I gave two of my colleagues Munchy Seeds which I have been addicted to since my days in France.  I normally have them with salad, but it’s a healthy option for people who have the munchies at work.  Anyway, a week or two back Lynn and Judith indicated that the stash I had given them was coming to an end, and asked me to pick up some more the next time I went to Ashby.  On Monday I went into Ashby at lunchtime for something else, and stopped in at Jane’s to pick up some groceries. Unfortunately I forgot the munchie seeds… Back at work (not knowing I had just been into town) Judith asked me when I was next going to Jane’s.  I explained that I had just been and apologised for forgetting. 

Today I had to go to the bank at lunchtime, so I again popped into Jane’s to get the munchie seeds - one large container for home, and one small container each for Judith and Lynn.  I think I mentioned to Jane that I had forgotten the seeds when I was there earlier in the week. 

Unbeknownst to me, Judith and Lynn took a walk into town at lunchtime to go to the post-office, and looking for the sign to Jane’s (which is in an alley area off the high street known as Rushton’s yard).  So it happened that, shortly after I walked out of Jane’s, my two colleagues walked in looking for munchie seeds.  Jane managed to find one large container left, and mentioned to them the coincidence that a foreign man had just come into the shop and bought a large container and the last two small containers of the seeds.  So this afternoon my two colleagues were teasing me about being foreign and saying that Jane admitted to them that she speaks slowly and clearly to me because she is not sure how much English I understand.

Very funny, but of course I cannot confirm that Jane speaks to me like this because I have no idea how she speaks to her other customers!

Posted by bigblue on 10/03/2005 at 09:40 PM
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