Can you tell your neighbour we`ve turned his baked beans off !
Mecannylad`s neighbour, meek and mild old Tom, lives alone down the bottom of our lane.
He was making his favourite baked beans on toast for lunch on Sunday when two men in grey suits clutching bibles knocked on his frontdoor. Yes, you`ve guessed it …. Jehovah`s Witnesses.
A persistent lot at the best of times, these particular JW`s were obviously not deterred even by the filthiest of weather.Tom invited them into his porchway out of the rain although he tells me that he wasn`t giving them any encouragement.
After a minute or two the Bible Punchers were by all accounts - as they tend to – beginning to overstay their welcome.
So in desperation, absent minded old Tom `thought on his feet` and pretended to be late for a non-existent doctor`s appointment (on a Sunday?), stepped outside and rushed out to his car … and simply sped off !
Leaving the two Jehovahs behind … to rescue a pan of burning baked beans on the stove and to turn off his smoke alarm …… and then to call on me to explain what they had done when I next bump into old Tom !!
Jehovahs` Witnesses ? … Good Samaritans more like !
It could only happen in Eyam.