The Senior Discount Card

The Senior Discount Card

There’s a ten percent discount for me and for you
When we shop on a Wednesday at our B and Q,
We set off quite early, it’s not very far,
But we want the best space for our shiny new car.

We meet up with friends  by the aisle full of glues
And lose our menfolk in the nails and the screws.
We glance at the lights and the tall wardrobe doors,
We dream of new kitchens and shiny new floors,

We walk past the mowers and floral displays
And try out the seats in the gardening bays
My husband buys light bulbs and a chunky drill bit
And explains how he hopes that the rule plugs will fit

Then we head to the check out to pay the small bill
And we join the short queue  for the self service till
Where a young man assists with the touch screen and scanner
And swipes through our cards in a well practised manner

And at home we discover we forgot to buy grouting,
But the bathroom can wait until next Wednesday’s outing

About the author

Claire Baldry
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Claire is a retired Headteacher who lives on the East Sussex coast. Claire is an established speaker, performance poet and writer. She has a strong following on You Tube and has been listed in the top 100 Poetry Rivals National Competition. Claire has published five booklets of poetry which have sold hundreds of copies. 'Simply Bexhill' was published in early June 2014, and 'Simply Christmas' in November 2014. Her third publication is a series of narrative poems entitled 'The De La Warr Date'. She more recently published 'Seaside and Sailaway', which includes a section of poems about holidays on cruise ships, and Simply Modern Life. Claire has published two full-length novels, the first called 'Different Genes'. and more recently 'My Daughter's Wedding'. Both are romantic stories about love in later life, combined with a gripping mystery. The books can be purchased through bookshops, Amazon or borrowed from any local library. Links can be found at .Claire and her husband were awarded the SE Diabetes UK Inspire Award in 2017 for innovative ways of fundraising.

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31st Dec 2017
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This WOULD be funny.....but it is oh so true!! Xxx

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