A few days later it occurred to me that M liked the film, so I asked Miss H to ask Alan where he got the t-shirt from, for future birthday or Christmas ideas. It turned out that he had no idea where he'd gotten it from. That made me a bit sad. But then he said that he would just give me the shirt, and then he had an excuse to buy a new t-shirt. I looked at him slightly incredulously, and filed it in my head under things that people say on the spur of the moment and promptly forgot it all. Then I told him a stupid story about some boy ducks (mallards, I think?) chasing a girl duck, and the girl duck getting all cross and me hovering in the background wondering if I would have to do an intervention to stop the abuse. And that was that.
Until Miss H knocked on my door a couple of days ago and gave me the t-shirt. I was surprised and delighted and it reminded me that people are really kind and that Alan, in particular, is quite fantastic. Maybe I should tell stupid stories about ducks more often.
|They even remembered a full stop. Classy.|
So the question now is: Do I give this to M? Or do I keep it for myself?