In a slight thematic continuation of the previous entry, I've overheard some choice snippets this morning as I was out and about in Norwood:
"Well only one of us here has had a vasectomy" - adult female to male in the Koster park playground whilst supervising two toddlers on the slippery dip
"I've picked you a banana and a pear from the gum tree!" - four year old to her nanny
"Is there any cappuccinos there too by any chance?" - nanny to four year old
"Her nose is stuck in your shopping bag, Nona" - grandchild to his grandmother after Milly ran out to greet them at our gate when I was looking through the letter box
"I ate three of these yesterday and want to eat three more today," - girl taking my loose change at Duffy's bakery, eyeing the mini caramel tartlets sitting between us on the counter (I bought a Farmers Union Feel Good iced coffee instead)
"Yeah but how low down is the love bite, Thommo?" - young builder bloke to another, on their way to the public toilets at the park
"I don't think she can claim for an entire block or box of chocolates - surely she only needs to taste a few squares?" - Ashleigh the senior accountant to Amy, my accountant, from behind the divider screen***
*** He later agreed that I could claim the cost of a full block or box of chocolates after I told him the process involved in writing a review for www.chocablog.com after the process was explained in more detail:
1) buy the chocolate
2) photograph it in it's entirety - ie still wrapped
3) unwrap it and photograph it from a variety of angles, ala food styling or edible porn
4) slice said chocolate and take more pictures to reveal the filling inside.
5) repeat step four with more chocolate if the attempt is crumbly, unattractive, sticky or the photo is blurred (as with all good porn)
6) taste the product
7) write down tasting notes, opinions on the ingredients, presentation, sheen, cocoa content, quality, marketing materials, packaging, information about the manufacturer and mouth feel
8) complete and edit final review article and send to website owner.
His summary: "You have a wonderful job!"