Monday, 26 March 2012
Glittered Sticky Buds - Gilding the Lily?
OH: What are you doing?
Me: Putting glitter on sticky buds.
OH (despairingly): Why?
Me: Because I thought it might look pretty.
OH: Oh. (Long pause) It's not really sticking very well is it?
Me: No. These buds don't seem as sticky as normal, but since your dad climbed up a ladder for me and chopped down half his Horse Chestnut tree, I don't really feel I can complain.
OH: Why don't you put some spray-mount on it?
Me: Don't be ridiculous.
OH: What the ****?
Me: Honestly. Spray-mount is hardly natural is it?
OH: And glitter is?
Me: What I mean is, I wanted to see if I could use the natural stickiness. Plus I don't want to gum them up or the buds won't open.
OH: I see. (He clearly doesn't). What are you going to do with them?
ME: Put them in a vase.
OH: And then what?
Me: Look at them.
OH: Oh FFS you've got glitter all over my reports.
Me: Oh shut up.