LAID BACK IN DUNS
A bloggee helping with a bit of complicated DIY or in our case GAFTDI popped out to the local branch of a Borders wide hardware shop to get screws for the curtain rail in the small house in Duns.
Door locked but a small message : OUT FOR A MO
BACK IN A JIFFY (Signed Joe)
A visiting Eastern European with a PH.D in English Literature might find this a bit puzzling. How many Mos in a minute? How many Jiffies in an hour? (Do Time Travellers carry Jiffy Bags? Discuss)
But it is a part of slow moving Borders life. Manana? Insh'allah Bukra? No we have no such sense of urgency in these parts.
And if he is not there in a Jiffy?
Come back in a couple of ticks. Or, being in the Merse, a shake of a lambs tail
Labels: Borders, Inshallah, Laid back Borders