Many a true word

I have debentures at the cricket which guarantees me tickets to my favourite sports.  It’s cheap for a midlife crisis.
I took a guest on Friday who’d never been before.  She was very excited.  She told her elderly parent. This is what followed
‘I’m going to the oval to see the test match with Geoff.’
‘That’s exciting. How did he get the tickets. ‘
‘He has debentures.’
‘Really that’s so sad. He’s young to get Alzheimers isn’t he?’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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23 Responses to Many a true word

  1. Annecdotist says:

    Lovely! Although I do my best to avoid knowing about the cricket, I have been thinking of you this last couple of days at the Oval. Hope the result hasn’t been too disappointing (of course it might have changed completely since the score was last imposed on me).

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    • TanGental says:

      No not too disappointed except by today’s rain. I never think any team should get out of jail through rain but that is what England are doing just now. Touched you’ve had me in mind! You relaxing in the blogging hot bath after your marathon tour?


  2. gordon759 says:

    How very true

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  3. Ha Ha! So funny 🙂

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  4. I’m the only one who doesn’t get this, I know. But I can handle the cyber glares. Not sure what you mean, in this context, by “debenture”. I think it means something different in the US. ? Also, I thought she misheard the word as “dentures” but, clearly not. Dementia?

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Yes that makes complete sense!!

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  6. jan says:

    Haha! My elderly mother is now living with us and she always manages to get messages wrong!

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  7. What a lovely way to start my week… Made up for the dismal performance


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  9. Ali Isaac says:

    You made that up!!

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