Monday, 13 August 2007

Spots Before the Eyes

It's been another bright sunny day. While enjoying the warmth I took a leisurely browse around the local garden centre. I was trying to decide whether to buy another garden bench. Reduced by £30. I like a bargain. I was trying to decide whether to spend £120 in order to save £30. While I was trying to justify this saving I started to see a dark spot in my vision. At first I thought it was from the sun - dazzle. It would disappear then re-appear. It was most annoying. Then I realised I was probably starting a visual migraine. That decided it. I would save my money and drive home while I still had some sight left. Then lie down in a darkened room to recover. The drive home was uneventful. But I still had the on/off spot in my vision. It wasn't till I took off my sunglasses that I saw I had a money spider hanging over the frame. I thought money spiders were supposed to be harbinger of increased fortune. I suppose it was as in a way I was £120 richer than I thought I'd be on my retun home.

4 comments:

Swearing Mother said...

By my reckoning you are now entitled to spend £120 on whatever you fancy, counting it as a windfall, as you didn't buy the bench so saved the whole cost.

Female logic says that if you buy, for example, a £100 handbag for only £20, you are then honour-bound to spend another £80 on matching shoes, but if you can get them for, maybe, only £40 you can then buy some £20 earrings for, say £10...........and so on, until the whole £100 is gone. You get my drift?

Glad the migraine turned out to be a spider, another bonus!

Best wishes.

teeni said...

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Flowerpot said...

This did make me laugh. My father used to have migraines where his sight went - really horrible. Still, as SM said, you can now justify a good bit of retail therapy....

The thinker said...

Helloooo Swearing mother - nice to se you. I am all in favour of female logic. Will be out in the shops later this week.
Teeni - thanks for visit - I'm on my way ...
Flower - they are a nuisance but thankfully I don't have them often. the first one was the scariest - I was walking around Waitrose and thought I was having a stroke!