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The Cost of Indecision
by admin - 22:38 on 16 December 2011
Christmas in The Rural Retreat begins tomorrow when Matchgirl – now on a two-week break from business – decorates the festive tree. I know better than to interfere.
The lodgepole spruce which will brighten a corner of the living room for the next three weeks was purchased this morning after a trip to Dingwall, although it wasn't the careful shopper's first choice.
As is her way with shoes, dresses and food, Matchgirl found a tree which met her exacting standards but then examined a dozen others, just in case there was something better, before returning to her original choice. She was most indignant to discover that in the meantime another shopper bent on arboreal acquisition had beaten her to it.
She departed, chuntering, shortly afterwards with her second-choice tree, which to me looked exactly the same as the first (and the third, fourth and fifth) but I clearly don't have an eye for these things.
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