I had a very funny and interesting phone call from Paul a few days ago, it went like this, “Chris, I’m going to be late for lunch, I have been locked in the DIY store”.
There are many places that I would love to be locked into a chocolatier, patisserie, to name just two. The DIY store, never… because I do seem to loose the will to live after a few minutes of entering one. However, Paul has this kind of delight when he needs to go to the DIY store, so to be locked inside one was like a child being locked in a candy store.
How this happened was simple. Unlike England all of the stores in this area and in fact most areas of France close for lunch. Which means that you must leave by a certain time, the problem is that it is not the same time for each store. Some stores close at twelve others at twelve thirty, others at one. Then there is the problem of when the store re-opens in the afternoon, some stores have a two hour lunch, others two and a half hours and others three hours. The best bet I have found is to always be out of a store by twelve o’clock.
Unfortunately for Paul the staff had indeed closed for lunch. There he was busy looking at items when the lights went out. He did shout and wave at the monitors to no avail. So having found himself a comfortable sofa in a display area he sat and waited. Paul was lucky for the Manager came back after about an hour, spotted him and let him out.
After I had recounted the above to a friend of ours he said that he felt left out and would love to be included in a DIY lock in.
Interesting happenings in Daglan.
This was a first for me, I have never seen anyone power washing a roof
before, but what a good idea to clean away the build-up of moss.