Sunday, August 22, 2010

What I Bought

If it weren't for the Sunday papers I wouldn't have a notion what is going on in the world. According to the Sunday Times there is a whole class of youngsters who have a lucrative side line in telling the world what they have bought recently. Apparently this is the way forward in marketing and said young ones get free stuff thrown at them because of the following they have in their video logs. God! The world is even sadder than I thought.

So - who cares what a baby boomer buys? Today Nelly bought a copy of the Sunday Times and some mini bin liners at the Nisa in Cullybackey. The girl at the till asked me if I wanted a carrier bag. I said no as I usually do. Then I remembered that's why I had to buy mini bin liners. I still said no. Pearlie has got a thing about plastic bags. When we cleared out her mobile home I threw out about ten thousand of them. She isn't happy unless she has huge amounts of them stashed. Which is why I had to buy her bin liners.

The Sunday Times will come in useful. Homes, Travel. Finance and Sport are to be immediately utilised for the pup to piss on. I had a wee read at Style but got deeply depressed at the Agent Provocateur article. What meaning can this have for the likes of me? I threw it from me in disgust. Much more to my taste was the interview with Jimmy Page in the magazine. Cheeky interviewer brought up the S&M allegations. Jimmy sardonically laughed it off. As you do. Rest of the paper? Maybe later if the pup doesn't piss on it first. I've got the new Kate Atkinson so who the hell cares?


Nelly bought -

1. Bin liners 1 quid
2. Sunday Times 2 quid

Nelly encouraged Bert to buy -

Red wine (and he did. Hic...)


Anonymous said...

Hello Dear Nelly,

All I can say is.:D..
You are hilarious! Yes, the papers are just to piss them on (I also use it for my dog: )
I was just browsing on flickr and found your blog and I laugh a lot.
Thanks for it!: )


a girl from Hungary (who is an English teacher btw and obsessed with gardening and great wines too)

Nelly said...

Thank you Zsuzsi. Coincidentally my godson and I met a girl from Hungary on Saturday in a local continental food store. Ben (he's eleven) says Bert can have the Polish girls as it's only Hungarian girls for him now!

Anonymous said...

:))Really?: ) how sweet and funny


Anna said...

Yes, we've paper trained many a pup over the years. No pups at present. Now, we read the few relevant bits and pieces, do the crosswords, then use the paper to wrap fish heads and guts after a good catch.

I do miss the days when one could sit in the old out house, read a bit of the news, then wipe your arse on a congressman's face...:-)

Nelly said...

That made me laugh out loud, that did!

Brighid said...

You are a shopping wizard. I use the papers (when I buy them) for mulch in the rose beds to keep the weeds from taking over. The weeds don't appear to be reading whats covering them or they would know how to overthrow them.

Nelly said...

My rosebeds are so teeny that it doesn't take long to weed them. And I'd rather weed them than read the papers.