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Tick Tock – Tick Tock the clock struck twelve…

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Can you sell me a stone of potatoes Mike. Mike lifted a sack of potatoes on to the chip shop counter. Only for a mouse to jump out of the sack. The following day a queue formed outside the chip shop. Mike was soon smiling as customer after customer smiled, and then asked for their usual order. The differing ways which a customer could ask after the health of a mouse was amazing.
I prided myself on running a tight shop. Always having enough coal to heat the dripping, plus a plentiful supply of clean newspaper to wrap up orders for customers who did not bring a pudding basin. Now I keep the potatoes in a nice large tin bin. Well I am not a welfare agency for mice, even if some think that my shop is like a museum 

Footnote :
A stone of potatoes equals 14lbs. 14lbs equates to 6.35 kilograms.

Mike attempting to write.
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  1. Like many, the only time I use stones is when I jump on the bathroom scales, and I’m currently weighing far too many sacks of spuds! As they used to say; today’s news, tomorrows chip paper!

    1. I know that angle, as I try hard to stay off the scales. In the far distant past, I had my own Lancashire fish and chip shop. I still fall for a dish of fish and chips with mushy peas and curry sauce

    1. In those days Lancashire people where quite relaxed. It was a victorian cottage, which had a run down grocery shop in one half and a nineteen fifty’s fish and chip range in the other downstairs room. After seeing the mouse I went out and purchased a large tin bin to store the potatoes in. One of my first jobs was to weight up five pound bags of potatoes for the retail area of the building.

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