Adele’s status today takes me back yonks! She says she smells organic today. I have this friend who is a real crystal-swinging, organic-living lentilhead. Love him dearly but the lifestyle is just not for me and I admire people who choose to live that way, really I do. So my bf at the time was out of the country and dear friend (who is a perpetual housesitter was living with me) — ostensibly to keep me company and keep me safe but we both knew it was more that he needed a place to crash for a while. Anyhoo – so not only did I have to really think out of the box when cooking because as you know, it’s a pain to cook for lentilheads. I had to keep a steady supply of rooibos and honey and oats and he preferred the veggies out of the garden even though I tried to keep that for ME as it was MY back that was breaking on account of all the slug, snail and general gogga patrol I had to do to keep my veggies intact. I finally conceded that he could use the veggies from my garden as well as he didn’t have loads of dosh and I felt sorry for him.
So I do the washing one day and of course do his as well as that’s the type of girl I am. Next day the DG arrives and she irons it all and they’re neatly packed on his bed. Lentil Lord Fauntleroy then finds me when he comes home and utters the following words: Babe, I only rinse my clothes in patchouli oil — Sta-Soft is just so harsh! I had to count to ten BAJILLION before I replied to say: Am terribly sorry, had no idea that you wanted patchouli oil – I won’t wash your clothes again. And of course you can imagine how organic he smelt – patchouli oil is no match for someone who refuses to wash clothes too often, not wear deodorant as it’s poisonous, etc. (you get my drift?)
Needless to say, things were not the same for a day or two but then we had a bottle of wine and after some Dutch courage I gave LLF a piece of my mind and we were able to laugh about it. We still do. Some men (people) are just so far up their own bums or so focussed on being alternative!!!