Sideswipe

A daily look at life's oddities by Ana Samways

Sideswipe: April 25: Bedding down at work

A reader writes: "Stopped to get a drink at Woodlands Park [near Titirangi in West Auckland] and cracked up at this guy catching 40 winks."

Cheesecake disaster averted

This thread of txts happened EXACTLY as below ... For this I will call sisters Carol (C) and Lorrine (L):

(C) R u at beach - thort we mite visit & dropoff sum books

(L) We certainly r, Wil b gud 2 c u. Hav K/G with us for few days C u soon Stay for dinner.

(C) Cn we bring anything?

(L) Sum cream wud b good please

(C) Do u wnt a tube or 1 with a spray gun?

(L) Jst 300 ml botle of cream 2 hav with dessert wud b good

(C) Spray gun?

(L) Dont kno wat yr talkin about

(C) Focus on sunscreen

(L) NOT SUNSCREEN Jst CREAM 2 hv at tea 2nite

(C) That ws close call. U nearly got sunscreen from chemist

(L) Great. Whoooo, Was not goin 2 b nice havn SUNSCREEN on Cheese Cake

Weather bomb

Chris Thompson of Rothesay Bay writes: "Some years ago in Britain, the weather report which followed the BBC TV 6 o'clock news consisted of just a board with a map of the country. One evening, fog was forecast in the Midlands, shown by the three individual capital letters F, O and G. However, the letter F had slipped down, so the presenter straightened it. Then it slipped again. She straightened the letter, and looking directly at the camera said, "I do apologise for the F in fog."

Sleeping companions

A mother writes: "I ventured into my 20-year-old daughter's room. On stripping her bed, which included removing piles of clean folded clothes, I discovered that she has been sleeping with various socks, my knickers??? a plate, a fork, $4.30 in change and a dead fly. But it's OK, the sheets walked themselves to the laundry. (She said she knew about the plate!)"

Poppy debate reminder

Tim, 21, asked: "Are Kiwis so anti-Chinese that we have forgotten China and NZ were allies during World War II?"

- NZ Herald

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