Wednesday, September 19

the diary of Mr PF

Albert has given permission for me to tell you this story, as long as I change all the names. It has nothing at all to do with Albert or the pension fund.

The three main people in this story are Alec, Mrs PF, and her long-dead husband Mr PF.

Mrs PF recently caught out one of her chums in a lie, and took delight in lecturing her and making her squirm.

Meanwhile, a posthumous state investigation is going on, into alleged wartime comments by the late Mr PF.

Alec persuaded Mrs PF at last to tackle clearing out her late husband's personal effects, and together they found his wartime diary, documenting his travels across the continent for the Special Scouts. Mrs PF had hoped it would reveal evidence exonerating him - until she came across a sentence along the lines of "we're clearing out these j__s at last". Alec pretended shock that she now plans to destroy the diary. He said innocently "I do hope you won't be prosecuted for withholding evidence from an inquiry".

I get the feeling Alec's going to get some more mileage out of this. In the light of Mrs PF's recent lectures to her friend about dishonesty, he'll innocently enquire - "I wonder what your friend would think about the diary-shredding if she knew".

8 comments:

  1. I say!

    So my understanding is that it is a true story, and only the facts have been changed?

    MM III

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  2. Mingers. In a postmodern world, there's no such thing as a single truth.

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  3. Truth has to do with point of view.

    There is never only one side to any story.

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  4. Albert? Just because your relatives were a bunch of nazi basturns doesn't mean that you have to be one too!! Anyway, that's a historical record. Shredding it is awful!!! Hotboy

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  5. Albert? Just because your relatives were a bunch of nazi basturns doesn't mean that you have to be one too!! Anyway, that's a historical record. Shredding it is awful!!! Hotboy

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  6. Agreed Nanners, though I think a society where everyone feels entitled to their own truth, is a recipe for madness, especially when combined with the notion of everyone's right not to be offended. Exhibit A - the current meathead reaction to an amateur film.

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  7. Hotters. Agreed. I still keep handwritten letters from everyone I've corresponded with, including a blissheid writer who may be famous one day. I'll clean up!

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  8. I think the whole idea of political correctness is misguided.

    Yes it is important to respect all human beings, but folks need to lighten up.

    It is never right to kill people who don't share your point of view.

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