My wife and I moved back to Dublin a while back. We thought it seemed like a good place to bring up kids, and it is, but we both miss London too much. But something happened today that makes me wonder if we should stick around after all.
Basically, my wife walked in holding a letter and a ‘Robt. Roberts Luxury tea-bag’.
“Read this,” she said, handing me the letter.
Here’s the text in full.
The Carpet Cleaning Company
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning.
Helen, what a funny time of year…
What a funny time of year. So much going on, memories, perhaps of years gone by, school days, either love them or hate them.
Children going to school for the very first time, the excitement, tinged with sadness, hope, worry, it’s all there.
It might be sheer relief at getting the house back to yourself and a chance to get things done, maybe even the carpets and upholstery cleaned.
Of course the football season is in full swing, rugby internationals coming up soon. If you’re a sports fan you’ll probably love this time of year.
Autumn, the evening closing in, perhaps time to get reading again. Night school and the chance to do a course you’ve always wanted to do.
A man told you “you should always take a few moments every day for yourself”.
Have a cup of tea, with our compliments, take a few quiet minutes for yourself, I hope the thoughts you have will be lovely.
P.S. Use this letter to avail of up to 50 euro off your next cleaning appointment.
P.P.S This offer ends on Friday 28th September 2007 at 5.30pm sharp. Please quote ref: 31
Isn’t that delightful? Completely mental, of course, but delightful. I especially love “a chance to get things done,maybe even have the carpets and upholstery cleaned.” Very subtle! Oh, Ireland! God bless ya!