Have given up paddock walking and have instead taken to window shopping and op-shop trawling. I am in the op-shop this morning and I say to M;
“Look! Look! Another totally intact glass stove top coffee percolator – for only FIVE DOLLARS.”
“I have to tell you,” he says, “That you are probably the only person in the world to think that is a good thing. The rest of the world understands that you are slightly simple.” He does not finish his sentence with “Capice?”, but it hangs in the air.
I pout. Put the percolator back on the shelf. I don’t drink coffee, and yet I find the idea of being able to watch it cook on the stove and shoot up a glass tube particularly appealing. For four people. Or six! My thoughts return sadly to raspberry leaf tea and copious amounts of iron-rich Milo, neither of which will shoot through a glass tube. Bet I could have sold it on ebay for at least 20 bucks.