More On Doors

5 Mar

I remember another time a doorway exchange caused some confusion.

We were living in South Africa and we had a dog who had given birth to five puppies but who had no interest in caring for them.  She escaped at every opportunity and the Hub was at his wits’ end (admittedly, he didn’t have far to go), trying to persuade her to feed her pups.  

One warm Saturday morning (so, any Saturday morning; this was South Africa), Scamp sneaked out again and the Hub, watering the garden, spotted her doing her snake impression across the kitchen threshold.

We had new neighbours.  Their first impression of the kind of people we are – misogynistic husband; downtrodden wife – came when next door’s wife heard my husband scream, ‘Get in the house and look after your babies, you stupid b****.’

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22 Responses to “More On Doors”

  1. bumblepuppies March 5, 2014 at 16:43 #

    Did he ever recycle that line… as an inside joke?

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  2. Karen Snyder March 5, 2014 at 16:43 #

    Oh, my!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  3. laurieanichols March 5, 2014 at 16:59 #

    Having neighbors is always interesting 😉

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  4. Grannymar March 5, 2014 at 17:12 #

    How long did it take for the neighbours to know the real Tilly Bud family?

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  5. misswhiplash March 5, 2014 at 17:19 #

    They got a quick impression but I am sure they soon realised what a perfect mum you really were

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  6. Ron. March 5, 2014 at 18:09 #

    HA!

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  7. SchmidleysScribbling March 5, 2014 at 22:31 #

    Oh yes, and did you do it? I thought SA had seasons? Dianne

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  8. slpmartin March 6, 2014 at 00:39 #

    How soon after that event did the neighbors post a ‘for sale’ sign on the property? 🙂

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  9. rebecca2000 March 6, 2014 at 00:58 #

    lol I love.it. Yes I bet the that he was great 😉

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  10. jmgoyder March 6, 2014 at 04:01 #

    LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Rorybore March 6, 2014 at 06:00 #

    I would have died…..laughing! can you imagine the looks on their faces? that must have been hilarious.

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  12. sharechair March 6, 2014 at 13:27 #

    I have to remember not to read your blog when I am drinking my morning coffee. (choke spit gag laugh) 🙂

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  13. Three Well Beings March 7, 2014 at 05:39 #

    Oh my gosh! This is just hilarious! How long before your neighbors figured out the Hub really is a wonderful guy–who sends his wife on wonderful birthday adventures. 🙂

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  14. Musings March 7, 2014 at 06:38 #

    Talk about overhearing and possibly not understanding the whole story. This was just hilarious!

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  15. kiwidutch March 7, 2014 at 21:12 #

    Ouch, I bet you felt you had to explain that one quick!!! I really needed a laugh today and this was the perfect remedy… thanks Tilly!

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  16. benzeknees March 7, 2014 at 21:58 #

    So glad your neighbors got to know the real Tilly Bud clan! I would have been mortified!

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  17. sarsm March 8, 2014 at 18:06 #

    😀 That one made me laugh out loud!!

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