Friday, 2 February 2018

Friday's Smiles

Hello Smilers

I hope your week has been a happy one bringing with it lots of reasons to smile. Today I have a couple of photos taken this morning because they have a funny story, involving me, attached to them.

Nothing particularly funny about these two figures sitting on what is known locally as Rabbie's Ring ... probably in reference to our noble bard, Robert Burns though I don't see the connection myself. Anyway, what makes these two shots funny is not the subjects but what was happening behind me whilst I was clicking away. I sensed that someone was standing behind me all the time I was taking the first photo and when I moved to take the one of the dog the person behind followed me. When I turned round to see what was going on I found myself face-to-face with a big security guard. I jokingly asked him if he was following me, not for one minute thinking he was, but he admitted that was exactly what he was doing. What I had not realised is that directly in shot was a large well-known jewellery shop. The guard was checking to see that I wasn't taking photos of what was in the shop window, etc., - in other words 'casing the joint'. I think he soon worked out that there was no danger of me breaking into the shop, especially after I explained that I was a scrapbooker!  I suppose you can't be too careful these days.We had a good chuckle together about it as he escorted me to the exit ... I think he believed me, or did he!

There's never a dull day. How he could imagine a 70 year old great-grandmother, carrying a bag filled with yarn at that, would be interested in a jewellery shop beats me. I told him that it was too much a boring subject for my lens.

Here's a couple of funnies to finish with.

Having just bought yet more yarn I thought these were appropriate.

If you're looking for more smiles then do pop over to Annie's A Stitch In Time to read about what has made her and others smile this week.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend.


Annie said...

Oh Ellie! I’ve just read that out to the other half and we had a good chuckle. You casing the joint? ....I ask you? Would you? I’m still chuckling just at the 5hought of it. Thanks for sharing that with us.
Annie x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Mmm....Elizabeth! I shall be watching the news just in case Lol! Have a lovely weekend, whatever you choose to do! Angela xXx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I apologize for not visiting sooner. My internet (and phone) has been offline for over 14 hours. I really enjoyed the story and liked the photos, too. What a great tale you brought to us today and I really laughed at the thought of you casing a jewelry place.

I really enjoyed your funnies today, too. They were all clever and so YOU (and Annie, too). Hope the rest of your Friday went well and you have a super weekend.

Carole Pollard said...

Great story love it Love and hugs Carole x