Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Ouch!


It’s a fundamental word, isn’t it?  Spielberg proved that in ‘ET’, and I was reminded at Waitrose checkout this morning, when a mum ahead of me picked her little boy out of the trolley seat and dropped him, perhaps a bit too brusquely, into the body of the trolley, amongst the shopping bags.  He must have been accidentally bumped into something on the way, because he said “ouch!”; she did the right soothing sounds and motions, and he decided not to cry.  He was probably about two.  The checkout lady said something about not being able to find the barcode for one of those, and he broke into a grin. 

What I really wanted to tell you about was a serendipitous, if excruciating, pun I came up with later.  I’d been looking for H#ston Bl^menth@l’s excellent range of ready meals (not a sponsored post, honest!), in particular the fish pie.  They’d been relocated, so I consulted a charming lady called Kerry who pointed me in the right direction.  It was only on the way home that I thought “Pie?  Ask where.”

I’m awful, is it not so?

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  1. (I'll leave it to someone like Rog to tell you cake are square, pie are round.)

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  2. She could have said "aisle C"

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  3. Theoretically you should be able to go 4 aisles along then 3 blocks down & find them in the square block, next to thagoras.
    Is it not so?

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  4. (Goras, of course, being the healthier bits)

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  5. I've read this three times, and I still don't get it! Am I thick, or are you too subtle for me?

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  7. Right. Start again. π r squared. Area of a circular pie, in this case. And now I'm going to stop reading blogs and read the paper instead, because I seem to have lost the plot.

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  8. Frances, maybe I confused you by putting two completely separate stories, related only by my Waitrose visit, in the same post? I can be a flibbertigibbert on occasion.
    Oo'eck, seem to have built yet another of those upside down pyramids (which of course have triangular facets which are not right-angled and so do not conform to Pie Thagorus' theorem, and I'm going to SHUT UP NOW!!)

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  9. This is so awful you ought to be "relocated".

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  10. had to say it a few times but arrived there without cheating, but are the fish pies round?

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  11. It's probably because they're usually oval or rectangular that I don't get it either. But I'm sure you are awful whatever it all means.

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  12. 2 pi r round unless they are square in which case they are gorals (pytha-goras)

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  13. That doesn't help with ovals and rectangles (does it?)
    Anyway, I just remembered, my first (obviously irrelevant) thought went "way up ......."

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  14. I got it - must be cleverer than I thought!

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