Sad about the Cat By Lorraine Penn

It is a wet and miserable day in Coffs Harbour today the rain is unyielding.

I felt so sorry for a sales lady who just visited our home to give us a quote for installing new blinds. The preparation for quoting was the easy part, the difficulty is getting my husband to agree with a chosen style, colour and of course price.

My parting comments to the sales lady were; “shame that you have to go out again into the rain and not being able to stay in doors and read a good book”.

She replied; “oh well at least today is shaping up much better than yesterday” I asked why? “Well whilst visiting a client yesterday to do a measurement for blinds, her cat was playing relentlessly with the strings of her blinds and scratching the couch”

The owner said: “Not sure about actually going ahead with the blinds because of the cat being so destructive to the lounge and that I should really buy a lounge first before the blinds”

My sales lady replied with: “I guess you could wait until the cat dies then you can buy both the lounge and the blinds”

She then said; “you are not going to believe this, the owner of the cat phoned first thing this morning advising that after she left the cat got out and committed suicide by being run over by a passing car”

She then looked around and asked, “Do you have a cat?”

in Boambee East, New South Wales, Australia


Born in Kogarah, NSW semi-retired on the North Coast where I am giving back to the community as a mentor, board director, former president of Coffs Harbour Writers Group & turning my life into a book.

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