Thursday 17 December 2009

22 Nice Package

I really must stop opening my post in front of my concierges.

It's just that getting things in the mail really is one of my most favourite things ever. I get so excited and can't wait till I get all the way 40+ floors upstairs to see what I've got.

I feel sad that we don't send post as much now. Nothing beats getting a nice letter.

My best mate Taggart is good. She knows I love getting mail so sends me random things. Like after I had the bad hairdressing experience as detailed in The Headmaster, she sent me pictures she had cut out of magazines of other people with fringes. To make me feel better. She even sent a photo of herself with a fringe. OK, she was aged 9 in it, but it's the thought that counts.

So imagine how excited I was when I got a little padded envelope last week. The return address showed it was from my lovely Danish friend. Oooh she'd sent me a present! The concierges sensed my excitement and were urging me to open it so they could see what I'd got too.

I opened the card first. It was the photo above and had the inscription 'Some gifts are more interesting than others!'

Now I probably should have thought about the fact that despite being from Denmark, my friend lives in Holland - home of rude gifts. I also should have considered that there could be a 'theme'. I didn't though. I just carried on opening willy nilly.

Opened the first thing. A pen. A pen with a picture of a man on it and a note from my friend saying it was to inspire me when I write my blog.

Tried it out on the envelope. The man's pants disappeared as I scribbled. Ah yes, I could see how that would inspire me. Might even help me stop that bad habit I have of putting pens in my mouth...

Opened the other thing. Concierges still looking on. Still interested. As if it was their present.

It was a packet of popping candy. That stuff you used to get as a kid that would 'explode' in your mouth. Our version was called Fizz Wizz. Unfortunately this version wasn't called that.

This version was called Winkle Sprinkle...

Cut to a week later and I'm having my daily chat with the concierges. Rude present incident all forgotten I'd hoped. Opened one of my letters. It was from Santa. Awwwwww! A personalised letter to me. One of those that mums arrange to be sent to their kids...or their big kids.

I read it out to the concierges. Santa was telling me all about how busy he is over in Lapland and how Mrs Claus is wrapping up all the presents. He said how he'll make sure Mrs Claus puts my presents on the sleigh and he'll deliver them to my home in Manchester on Christmas Eve. On the condition that I've been a good girl this year that is...

The concierges burst out laughing. 'That's you buggered then!'

Ho, ho, ho.


Plentymorefishoutofwater said...

Another really funny post Rapunzel. Any use of the phrase 'willy nilly' is always a winner. Horrible picture choice though - aside from the legs not being attached to the body properly, he has one nipple larger than the other.

Rapunzel said...

Thanks Mr Fish but as I know from previous comments you've made on my blog, that you have nipple issues, I won't be paying any attention to your remarks on that.

Plus I can assure you the card looks really nice on my mantlepiece!!

Bamberio said...

Why do I only receive Christmas cards of snowmen and penguins and not cards like THAT winter warmer?

His nipples look fine to me Mr Fish. Not that I'm really looking at his nipples...

Kate said...

The nipples look fine to me. Yes definitely not complaing.....

Kate xx

Anonymous said...

Ignoring the nipple issue... let's move on.

The concierges seem to have you taped Rapunzel.

Have a Merry one though.


B.J. Thompson said...

That'll teach ya to put pens in your mouth!

You know, it's not fun until someone loses and eye! (wink, wink)

Cordially (If Not Entirely Sober!)

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