Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lollipop - A True Story

Last night, I went to the pub with a friend, who we will call Doris*. We drank and then caught up with each other's lifes, me explaining about my recent appearance on Radio Nottingham.
"Did I ever tell you about my radio stint?" Doris asked.
"No" I replied
"Mmm, well I was on the radio quite a bit" she explained and paused for effect.
I willed her to continue....
"A brother of one of my friend's runs a radio show and was struggling to get people to phone in" she began to laugh...
"So I had to pretend to be a caller on a show, where the discussion was about, dressing up to please your partner".
My mouth fell open at this point.
"I had to say that I dressed up in my Mother's Lollipop Lady's outfit to turn my partner on, but that it hadn't worked" Doris explained nonchalantly, as if it was an everyday occurrence.
We swiftly changed the conversation after that.
*name has been changed to protect the identity of the one involved

6 comments:

Tami said...

ok...what is a lollipop outfit? We are in different countries so maybe this is not translating becasue I don't get why your mouth was open.

bikerted said...

Just think of the damage that could be done with the lollipop!

Janette Jones said...

Tami - not sure what you would call them in the States, but it's usually an old lady in a fluorescent outfit with a big lollipop shaped 'stop' sign that helps kids cross the road.
Bikerted - my eyes are watering at the thought!

Phil Lowe said...

An old lady in a shapeless lollipop ladies outfit? Each to their own I guess. Darn i can't get lollipop ladies out of my head now!

Janette Jones said...

Phil - what's even worse is the fact that I keep thinking of my friend wearing that outfit, even though it was all made up!

Tami said...

ohhhh...we don't have them. I have seen them on old TV shows though. LOL