November 15, 2005

Too much Wodehouse

You know that you have spent too much time watching your dvd collection of the entire Wooster and Jeeves set (all four seasons, baby) when you sign off on an email to your wife with: "Tootle pip, my little inebriated newt fancier".

My in-laws enjoyed watching these things.

At the conclusion of the Sunday night episode viewing, my father in law noticed he left a ring on the shelf of one of our bookshelves. He called my mother in law in for the rescue. While she was scrubbing away at the ring, we had the following conversation:

F-i-L (to me): You know, she doesn't even charge me for this!

M-i-L (to him, having not heard what he said): You have to be more careful. You know that. [tone, restrained fury, words bitten off]

Me (to F-i-L): You know, just because she doesn't charge you, doesn't mean you don't pay.

I thought the good man was going to fall out of his chair, he was laughing so hard.

Posted by Random Penseur at November 15, 2005 11:07 AM | TrackBack


Got to shwo this to my dh...

Posted by: Rachel Ann at November 15, 2005 11:54 AM

Too true. Ohhhh so true. ;o)

Posted by: Margi at November 15, 2005 05:28 PM

Oh, that's great.

(But why do I feel abashed?)

Posted by: nic at November 15, 2005 06:09 PM

And if he's like the rest of us married folks, he pays dearly.

Posted by: phin at November 15, 2005 11:55 PM

I needed a good laugh like that - RP - The master of sarcastic wit!

Posted by: Mark at November 16, 2005 12:35 AM

So true & most hilarious. What did your MIL say?

Posted by: GrammarQueen at November 16, 2005 01:49 PM

Only if you were thinking of the Gussie/Madelines in the second season. The ones in the first season were dreadful.

Posted by: Helen at November 17, 2005 04:49 AM
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