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Here's a great fast food story, as long as we are telling stories here:
When my eldest was about 14, she was babysitting two boys who lived around the corner from the fast food joint. The mom gave my daughter some money and told her to take the boys over there for dinner. She ordered "two one-fourth pounders". She had never been to a fast food hamburger place, and was unaware that the order should have been for "two quarter pounders". Then the non-native English speaker at the cash register handed her 8 hamburgers!
We've been laughing ever since.
And now I have a sudden craving, don't know why.....
Azureblue wrote: Crickey yes I remember all this stuff too. Sunday tea was tinned fruit cocktail with vanilla ice cream, bread and butter and jam, slice of cake, cup of tea.
YES!! Sunday tea - exactly that! With the addition of 'salad' (the only time we ever had it) - which consisted of a few whole lettuce leaves from a round lettuce, tomatoes (whole - which frustrated me as our tea knives were never sharp enough to cut them), slices of cucumber and mustard and cress. Heinz salad cream for those who wanted me (not me!) - no other seasoning
BlueHeather wrote: Not food but I remember getting a much wished for Pogo stick for Christmas one year....... i bounced up and down up and down up and down all over the house on it - I am sure Mum thought I would end up in the cellar through the floorboards and wished she had never bought the damned thing Dad then proceeded to stuff all the discarded Chrismtas wrapping paper into the big box it came in and threw it outside ready for the binmen after christmas. wasn't until later that they couldn't find Twinkle the cat. poor thing was jammed solid into the bottom of the box with about a ton of wrapping paper on top of him outside in the cold
That is hysterical
I hope Twinkle was okay.
My daughter once pogo-ed 1000 times without stopping. Now I want to text her - after she's done with work - and remind her of that
nursebean wrote: Oh dear, er we STILL have Sunday tea: a boiled egg, bread and cheese with peanut butter and/or jam (usually had whilst watching Antiques Roadshow). You wouldn't think I was still in my forties...but I do live with my parents!
Oh how nice @nursebean i often think about resurrecting sunday tea x
@carieoates Toast made on the fire..gorgeous..tasted different from toaster/ grill toast..and yes,butter always..which tasted better back then than it does now..x
carieoates wrote: When I was a child on Sundays we used to have toast done on the gas fire, it was warm sat in front of the glow and the pattern on the toast was fun . The butter would soak in and dribble down my arm. And real butter as no marg yet. We used a big special toasting fork too.
Oh yes, toast done on a toasting fork in front of the fire with corned beef legs to go with it!
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