Evidence that Fran does get the occasional invitation despite the risks
A customer goes into a fish and chip shop and says, 'Can I have a steak and kiddly pie, please?'
'A steak and kiddly pie?' says the shop assistant. 'Surely you mean steak and kidney?'
'But I said that, diddle I?' says the customer.
One of the reasons I love that joke is that I can use it to start off lessons about phonology (speech sounds). It doesn't always work. Often I say, 'Let me start the lesson by telling you this joke ..' and the students say, 'Is it the one about the steak and kiddly pie?' and I say, 'Oh, damn. Have I already done that?' and they yawn and say, 'Yes, about fifty times. Could you just teach us the lesson and then we can go?'
Anyway, having said I don't get many invitations, I did have one this week, and that was from an old friend and writing buddy Deborah Jenkins who writes beautiful prose on her blog StillWonderingHere. She said could I be a guest blogger so I have sullied her lovely blog with a post about eyebrows and I suspect she didn't feel she could say, 'I was hoping for something more philosophical/thoughtful/useful.'
Here's the link Fran on eyebrows
Watch out on my blog at some point for something from Deborah. She writes like a dream as well as being funny and I know you'll like her. Have a browse on her blog and see what I mean.