Conversation with my mother yesterday.
Taph: Mum, do you think any of the ladies over the back would like the cr****t nylon and wooden coat hangers that Nanna gave me?
(retirement village behind my parents' house - I grew up with several hundred grandparents watching my every move through the weld mesh fence and Jejune wonders why I'm good with the over 60s!)
Mum: Yes, I'm sure they'd like them, shall I ask them to make you a couple in return?
Mum: OK, so that's a "No, but thank you very much for offering".
Taph: Um, yeah. I'll bring the box up tomorrow night.
Mum: While we're on the subject, do you want my knitting machine?
Taph: Yes, thank you very much for offfering.
Sigh. A knitting machine. It's the top of the slippery slope that will only end in me mugging those women for the cr****t nylon back.