Another list of things people have said to me in the past or recently that have stuck with me. A couple of these came back to me because of recent posts.
No I want some time off for good behaviour
Said by my husband Andy Kirkham, classical guitarist after I suggested that we needed to die on the same day!!!!
If an animal has given up its life for you to eat it, you owe it to that animal to cook it well
Dr Bob - and boy does he cook the animals well...including road kill.
Whenever you are irritated or repulsed by what someone says or does or (even strongly attracted to) look to what it can teach you about yourself.
Said by Nuala Ronayne a reflexologist that well and truly plonked me on the right path in my late twenties. She is love personified (honestly!).
Mum are you sure we locked the house because they've got lots of our things here?
Said by my, then, seven year old daughter as we walked around a car boot sale while holidaying in Somerset (miles and miles from our home).
There will always be 'haves' and 'have nots'. You just have to make sure you're in the 'haves'.
Pete Burroughs - my 'sort of boss' from a brief spell of working at British Sugar. I never saw eye to eye with him politically.
People always say they would rather be deaf than blind because they overlook the way blind people are treated (with respect) as opposed to the way deaf people are treated - with impatience, intolerance and often the assumption they are stupid.
An assembly at school when I was about ten, lead by the deaf association. They were making a good point but they asked us if we would rather be deaf or blind - to which I remember thinking, I would rather be neither deaf nor blind thank you.
You got the personality and your sister got the good looks.
Said by my late father...... how to insult your two daughters in one foul swoop!
I believe we only ever borrow our children - they are never really ours.
Said by one of you lovely blog people in a post recently...but sorry I cannot remember who. Great notion. If we think we are just borrowing our children, that might help us pitch our parenting more carefully!!!!!!
I'll give you fifty quid to keep quiet.
Said by my brother during a game of Monopoly. Myself, my dad and my brother were playing. I was the banker and I had been cheating from the start of the game. I was nicking money, sneakily moving more or less places than the dice showed, making up the wording on chance cards...etc. If ever there was a game designed for cheating, it was Monopoly. Anyway, my brother part way through cottoned on (probably when my dad said, 'Molly how come you have all the money and the properties so early on in the game?) and started cheating too. When my dad went to the toilet, I told my brother there was only space for one cheat to which he said, 'I'll give you fifty quid to keep quiet......(Monopoly money of course). In the end the cheating was uncovered and we all laughed and got silly. This was the usual ending to any venture us three went on.