QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“No man should marry until he has studied anatomy
and dissected at least on woman'”
— Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850)
My first year of working as a self-employed heating engineer was in 1978. I placed an advert in the local paper advertising my services and received a phone call just after the New Year from a lady saying her heating was not working. The pilot light had gone out on her boiler , which should be easy to fix.
I spent 20 minutes on the phone trying to talk Janet through how to light it, but in the end I gave in and said I would call round. The relighting took only two minutes, so when she asked me the cost I said there was no charge, but she should just call me if anything else needs attention.
While we were chatting, I mentioned the trouble I’d had trying to get a haircut over Christmas, and that in the end I’d ended up with a short back-and-sides.
Janet, being a hairdresser, suggested that when my hair had grown I should pay her a visit to have it styled. A few months later, I called at her salon to have my hair cut and styled.
We went out for a drink that evening and this year we celebrate 40 years of marriage.
— John Adey, Greatstone, Kent, England
(Daily Mail, January 12, 2021)