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Anecdotes from an English Country Village [20160322|19:50]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Anecdote 1: Today I've had the ultimate "living in the countryside" experience.

I had to stop the car in the middle of the road.

To move a giant turnip.

Sadly there are no photos of this momentous occasion, as the event resulted in the countryside version of a traffic jam (two cars behind me, one car on the approach). So the poor turnip was hastily consigned to the hedgerow and I got back into the car.

It also demonstrated to me that I still think like a city person, for I automatically clocked the thing in the road as rubbish and chucked it away, rather than thinking, free comedy oversized vegetable == soup for days, and placing it reverently in my car.

Anecdote 2: Anecdote 2 is behind the cut . I can now count the following amongst both "Experiences I shall not soon forget" and "Experiences no one warned me about before I became a parent": Chasing down a baby making a speed-crawl break for the door of the bathroom that the toddler has just left open...in the midst of trying to put in a tampon. Lovely. Thanks, kids.

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[User Picture]From: susandennis
2016-03-22 19:56 (UTC)
In the early 70s, tampons were not yet ubiquitous. Lots of people (male and female) had serious reservations about their use. And then Toxic Shock Syndrome hit the scene and "Tampons Kill" was a not infrequent headline.

Sounds like you are trying to bring that back...yes? Stay safe!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2016-03-23 21:50 (UTC)
Ha! No, definitely wouldn't want to bring that back, not even in such an amusingly ignominious fashion.
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