To pinch something means to steal or take something without asking. It usually means something of little value.
The Mono Monday theme word today is PINCH so I decided on the above meaning for my blip. In my photo you can see a knife stamped with the letters G.N.E R. ( Great North Eastern Railway ). A knife which was pinched.
There is a story that goes along with the knife which involves my late husband Douglas and Ian " Beefy " Botham - the England cricketer. Douglas worked in Newcastle but a few times a year he went to London to run training courses. He travelled there and back on the train - in First Class.
In those days there was a dining car for first class passengers and one evening on the journey home he was sat opposite " Beefy " Botham - he recognised him immediately. The other two people on the table didn't have a clue who he was. The staff however were well aware of who they were dealing with as Douglas got the impression he was a regular traveller. And the staff were extra caerfeul not to do anthyuing wrong - I think " Beefy " had a reputation for having a bit of a temper.
During the meal " Beefy" enquired about the tie Douglas was wearing. It was a commemorative tie for a rugby match. But the match had actually been cancelled and instead of just binning the ties the company had sold them but had stamped the word " cancelled " across them. ( I have the tie - somewhere. That's the story of my life. Lots of things are " somewhere ! ) So this tie became a talking point during the meal. I'm not exactly sure how it happened but Douglas ended up with the knife " Beefy " had used during his meal - and here it is being blipped.
I must make the point that Douglas - an ex policeman - was not in the habit of pinching things but I guess if he was given it by " Beefy " then he thought it would be OK. Thanks to laurie54 for hosting the Mono Monday challenge.
Usual Monday for me, Fitness Class. Shopping in the village. Slimming Group. Lost a precious half pound this week. Not much but at least its a loss.
Weather today was dry and very sunny - but cold.
Listened to the match on the radio this evening. Newcastle were away at Wolves. At full time the score was Wolves 0 Newcastle 1. But there were 4 mins of Extra Time. And then Wolves scored. Final score 1 - 1. I was fuming. So nearly a win and 3 points. Typical of Newcastle to let a goal in during Extra Time.
Steps today - 14,193