Friday, December 16, 2011

A Cave.

Stapled to a wooden electricity pole beside the footpath is a large cardboard sign which reads, garage sale next saturday, sale includes white goods, furniture, toys, books, garden tools, pot plants, car parts and bric-a-brac, everything must be sold owner moving to Hawaii all welcome, sale starts at 7 am till 4 pm.
After reading the large cardboard sign Ruby Redhead whose walking home from her part time job at the Contention Fish 'n' Shop dives into her tiny handbag over flowing with girlie junk, rumages around for a few minutes and finds her mobile phone and speed dials her best cobber Betty Blonde.

Betty Blonde answers the phone after a few rings and says, G' day Ruby what's going on?.
There's a garage sale at the house on the corner of my street tomorrow starting at 7 am because the lucky ducks are moving to Hawaii where our best blogging cobber Cloudia lives thought you might be interested there could be a second hand upright freezer for sale that you've been after for a while. 
I'll come around to your house early tomorrow morning and we can both go together.

Bright and early next morning Betty Blonde is at the front door of Ruby's house ringing the door bell impatiently.
Ok, ok keep ya hair on i'm coming screams Ruby from the kitchen. Finally the front door opens and Ruby steps out dressed and ready to go and says right then lets be off. They both wander down the footpath to the house on the corner and discover five or six people milling around the house up the driveway waiting for the side gates to open.

Right on 7 am the side gates are thrown open and everybody stampedes up the driveway into the garage where Betty Blonde frantically gawks around for a second hand upright freezer she's hoping to buy and lo and behold she spots one tucked away in the corner, makes a bee line straight for it. Attached to the door is the price tag which reads $100 or nearest offer Betty opens the door and is delighted the inside is as clean as a whistle.

Sitting on the middle shelf is the operating instructions which she picks up, flips through, stops at the heading "Defrost" which she reads out aloud, when defrosting remove all frozen food wrap in newspaper or blanket then store in the coldest place possible such as A Cave.
Crikey! A Cave, the only caves i know of are the limestone caves in the Contention National Park, says Betty.
Don't worry about it those operating instructions are outdated and could be at least 40 years old, replies Ruby.
That maybe the case but i'm going to buy this upright freezer for a $100 its a real bargain.

Came across this story in one of my folders written on a scrap piece of paper the upright freezer and operating instructions are real. Once again my bizarre mind went into overdrive adding bits and pieces here and there. Would you risk storing all your frozen food in A Cave so the local wildlife and creepy critters can feast upon it?, i know i wouldn't.

(c) 2011 Windsmoke.   


The Elephant's Child said...

Hmm. I am sure that Cloudia will love the heads up. Thanks Windsmoke - a smile to start the day is always welcome.

Andrew said...

She needs to learn her history and get a Coolgardie Safe.

Beach Bum said...

My wife use to obsess over garage sales in our area and there were times our own garage was jammed packed with stuff she bought.

Some of them were quite curious items but I've got to admit those instructions about finding a cave take the proverbial cake.

Cloudia said...

shop in the past, what a solution!

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Windsmoke. said...

G' Day THE ELEPHANTS CHILD: I think Cloudia will be pleased, at least i hope so :-).

G' Day ANDREW: That would be another option :-).

G' Day BEACH BUM: It would be pretty hard to find a cave anywhere these days :-).

G' Day CLOUDIA: Recycling the past to fit in with the present and the future :-).

Magsx2 said...

Hi Windsmoke,
That is unreal, even when those instructions would of been written it was still a stupid idea, who thinks up these things. LOL.

Dave King said...

Not just the wild life - what about the wayward human beings?

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day MAGS: A lot of stupid ideas are made up by spin doctors who are paid thousands of dollars :-).

G' Day DAVE: A wandering caveman is a likely choice :-).

River said...

Makes perfect sense. Everybody has a cave in their backyard. Don't they??
I remember buying bags of ice to put in the bathtub on fridge/freezer defrosting days, to bury the food in. Now I have a frost-free fridge/freezer. I haven't defrosted it since the day I first turned it on.

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day RIVER: I usually eat all the food first in the fridge and freezer then defrost them :-).