Saturday, 4th April 2020

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The Prickly Pair Mail Box

The Prickly Pair Mail Box

This month we decided to publish some more of the mail we received from readers with our replies. Please do keep writing in as we are happy to help you with some of our deepest wisdom.

Big jugs
Dear prickly Pair,
Mine is not so much a problem as more of a question. I have been left a pair of large jugs in my grandmothers will; they date from the Victorian era and are very ornate in the typical Victorian style. I live in a very modern warehouse conversion and, try as I may, I cannot find a suitable location for them and they are of no value according to the auction house.
I would like to show off my jugs, but they are really quite offensive to the eye. Any suggestions?
Tanya... Marbella


Dear Tanya,
How can I put this? You are obviously a bit of an insensitive cow. the fact that you have already had the vultures from the auction house around to value your poor old granny’s legacy shows that you have a cold side to your nature, I personally couldn’t bear the thought of a bunch of strangers handling my old girls jugs. Consider what they meant to your family; maybe they were a wedding present all those years ago? And your grandfather would have had many years of pleasure from your granny’s old jugs. Don’t be negative; there is always a place for a pair of mature jugs, just stand them proudly erect and close together as a constant reminder of all the years of pleasure your granny had playing with her big old jugs!


Nip in the bud
Dear prickly Pair,
I have a neighbour, a very good friend; however, she is always borrowing things and failing to return them. At first it was easy to just mention that she may have kept hold of the borrowed item a little longer then was necessary but as time goes by it becomes harder to keep chasing her up. How do I retrieve my goods, without offending her?
Anne... Gibraltar.

P P says...

Dear Anne,
You have let this go on far too long; one day it’s an egg whisk, the next thing you know she will be jumping into bed with your husband!


Dear prickly Pair,
I have been married to my husband Vincent for many years now and although he has never been an easy person to live with, we have had a good relationship. Unfortunately he has become increasingly critical over the years, it has now reached a point where everything I do is wrong. He criticises the way I drive, clean the house, bring up the children, cook or even the way I dress. I love my husband but this non-stop criticism is driving a wedge between us please help.
Debbie... England.


Dear Debbie,
It took me some time to sift through your letter because your hand writing is terrible, I am surprised it even reached us considering you copied the address wrong, the stamp was stuck on upside down and, by the way, your grammar is an absolute joke. It should be your husband writing to us he is obviously the one with the problem, YOU! If he is criticising you it is because you are useless. My advice to you is to pull your socks up or you will lose that saint of a man.

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