Not for the first time your correspondent was asked yesterday whether he'd ever seen snow before. He was once asked whether he'd ever seen television before. He'd cleaned his ears, he'd shaved, he was under some stress, so to minimize conversation his reply to yesterday's question was "Only on television."
I guess it's the accent that puts a person in a place out of which it's very
difficult to crawl. And it's a sad thing when what a person sounds like
determines what he or she might have seen. Then I looked down, and my socks
didn't match, which is a big No-No round here. But the "have a blessed day" on
the way out, went down well, I think..