You may remember a few weeks ago a courier was so inspired by the view from our doorstep that he took to quoting Churchill? Well today I took deliver of a new mattress for Tom’s bed, after the two guys had hauled the thing upstairs for me (and lugged the old one back downstairs, so they could take it way with them, how useful a service is that?!) They too paused to take in the view.
‘You could never tire of looking at that view’ said one.
‘The last guy that made a delivery here’ I told him ‘said that this view was was what Churchill was talking about when he said ‘we will fight them on the beaches.’
‘Humm’, said the other one thoughtfully, ‘if Churchill said that, who said ‘Defeat is bad?’
‘I don’t know, who did?’ I asked.
‘Nelson Mandela’s chiropodist.’ he replied.