|I went, “What are you talking about? And she goes, “You never listen.” So I go, “That’s because all I hear is ‘blah, blah, blah, blah’.”|
Unexpectedly obliged to run off to Paris which means a post that gives me time to get dressed and apply my Eucerin.
I thought I would answer a couple of your questions — don’t even ask about Cherie, I think some of you, or friends of yours, spotted her obnoxious self on some painfully chic beach. I don’t have time to deal with her today.
Let’s take on the grammar question which some of you, to your great credit I might add, didn’t understand: the use of the verb “to go” for the verb “to say.” An example of a conversation employing the new, improved communication skills of many neo-grammarians:
Yesterday when I saw my best friend on the street I go, “So how are you?” And she goes, “I’m fine, but hasn’t this summer been the worst?”
So I went , “Oh, I don’t know, I never leave the house so I didn’t notice except I have been wearing sweaters when I’m forced to walk down the driveway to pick up the mail.”
Then she went, maybe you should move to Provence? I go, “Are you crazy? That’s way too far from Paris.”
She went, “You’ve got a point, but why don’t you buy another house?”
I go, “Two houses?” She goes, “Why not?”
Then I went ballistic and I go, “You really are crazy.”
I think you get the drift. And the fun thing about “to go” is that it has present and past tenses but no future which sadly often forces speakers to turn to the boring over-used “to say” when they’re caught in a future conundrum.
I will say this, we are dealing with one of the worst — in my opinion — examples of the deterioration of a language.
I mean, you know? You know what I mean?
Coming up, because I must go to Paris now, all answers to your travel packing questions, working from home, and more will be addressed. And, if I don’t Cherie will.
Mme. P asked Cherie what perfumes she wears. I can answer that question for her. She may have added a new one, but I am not au courant.
Cherie wears: Parfum D’Hermes, Aromatics Elixir and occasionally Chanel Monsieur (it is divine on women). In her youth — well, both of us actually — wore L’Air du Temps — every-single-product in the line one on top of the other: soap, bath gel, body cream, powder, eau de cologne and perfume. I believe Estée Lauder many years later invented the term “fragrance layering” but obviously we were ahead of the curve as always.
Since the fragrance never seemed to last we made quite an impact entering together. Those were the days. . .
You can imagine.