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RETRO Roamer

More memory lane items from the Roamer columns of 30 years ago

■ Campbell, from The Village, was partaking of a few drams at the BA Club on Saturday. When he got home, ‘she who must be obeyed’ was waiting – complete with speech. ‘It would suit you better if you’d get out there in the garden and cut the grass!’ said she. Undaunted, Campbell gets on the gardening gear and goes into the shed for the electric cables and spider boxes for his plug-in-and-drive mower. Out into the garden, switches on, with the first swathe just waiting to be cut. The motor’s running, the apparatus is moving forward, but the grass remains as long as before, with Campbell scratching his head at this lack of productivity. The back door opens, and out comes Campbell’s spouse. ‘In the name of the wee man,’ she shouts, ‘what are you trying to do with my Hoover’?

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