...Or...Weirdest Game of Pooh-Sticks
My walk home from town involves a rather lovely stroll over a common. A river runs through it, and that river is traversed by two bridges. (Gosh, I could write for Lonely Planet).
There are ducks, and swans, and moorhens, and even the occasional rat (which is fun) but - getting to the point (and I assure you I do have one) ...
... As I was crossing the first bridge last weekend, there was a pair of adult women with a young girl who were preparing to play pooh-sticks.
'Ready?' asked one of the women.
'Ready!' cried her companions.
'One...two...three..!' continued the first woman, 'Pooh-Sticks! DO NOT DROP THE HAMSTER INTO THE RIVER!'
Quite the strangest statement I heard all day. Good advice though.