Sunday, 19 August 2012

Yesterday....

By about five oclock, I realised that sitting in, hiding from dragons would not feed me, and that I would have to face Sainsburys. Having made it to Marsh Mills roundabout, most of the lanes were solid with traffic as our amazing Police Force had decided to stop an overstuffed Volvo, with about a million children in the back and poor mum and dad, looking sunburned (heaven knows how) and very stressed, on the roundabout. Poor mum and dad, at the back of the Volvo, which was stuffed with deckchairs, windbreaks, towels, wet dogs, picnic boxes, were remonstrating in a half hearted demonstration of road worthiness with the Police Officers and the kids were kicking off in the back seat. Other drivers hooted mercilessly at them. I however, had realised that as the Police had now blocked the roundabout and were busy harassing tourists that I might be able to get round Sainsburys without getting detained for having the potential to shoplift. So I parked, raced around the shop, back to the truck and shot swiftly down the Embankment, and out to see the sea..... five minutes with the sea was all I wanted, just five minutes solitude, watching the waves, listening to the waves. I parked up in a deserted car park, at last I thought, five minutes to chill, with my favourite place,the sea. Radio four in the background, the shipping forecast, perfect....... Out of the sea, like one of those monsters from Dr Who came this thing, a black shape, barely human form.. no face, tubes coming from all over the monster... I froze (think I could have been disassociating at this point) The monster walked towards the truck and stopped. I, horrified, could not move, and was frozen in my seat. the monster moved closer and took off its face.... 'eh up', it said, 'art that the shippin forcast?', 'Yup' I mumbled, trying to work out what to do, trying to get a grip on reality... the monster then told me he was diver from Leicester, 'you've swum a long way', I glibly retorted, but alas, he really was from Leicester and was staying in Scout Hut in Plympton with some other divers. We talked about the visibility, which for Plymouth was fog patches, moderate to poor, and then I left. I could not think of anywhere else I could go by the sea to have my five minutes, and unfortunately it messed up my head for a few hours. But hey, I made it out alive, sea monster turned out to be a skinny bloke from Leicester.

3 comments:

Frugal Queen said...

He sounded predatory and monster is best description. Why men think they have the penis given right just to walk up to a strange woman and speak to them is beyond me. Love Froogs xxxx

susan said...

Oh you have the sea nearby......my heart burns for those few minutes alone watching and walking by the waves, I don't think there is anything better, except maybe wind blowing through large leafy trees, that's nice....oh, and chocolate..... and tea....and alone/me time. Not sure about 'monster man' although he did invade your privacy, there are maybe one or two decent blokes out there, I have managed to raise two 'nice bloke' sons so far (and shy too, not sure when I'll get grandchildren or daughters-in-law sigh).
hope you have a good day...
Susan x

Isabelle Nuts said...

oh no, not all men are predatory... just until I get the 'vulnerable' tattoo removed from my forehead, I am often reminded about how many people can and will take advantage of those of us, who have a more delicate or fragiile side! But onwards and upwards, today presents new opportunities to change the world x