The Curious Twenty Pence

23 Aug

A wee tale for you, dear reader, to enjoy and ponder over.

To set the scene :: my kitchen is a small galley style, fridge-sink-washing machine-cupboard-oven-two cupboards, so not exactly expansive nor easy to over look anything. The flooring is a dark charcoal colour, lovely but shows every crumb and dust spec like a flashing neon light. The window at the fridge end is where the furry bunch pop in and out as their little paws desire. Across a few days I have had the same carer diligently tending to my needs, so she knew what was where as only she had been in there and she’s a tidy observant person. I had asked her to strip my bed and the discarded sheet, duvet cover and two pillow cases were loaded into the machine to be washed and dried (same machine does both).

The next morning carer had fed both cats, made my munchables and coffee, wiped the counter tops and left everything clean and straight. she returned for the next visit and had taken my plate and mug to the kitchen sink and put the cat’s trays in to soak too. After getting me from the bathroom to the lounge she returned and emptied the machine to drape the dry but would benefit from a slight airing bedding over the airer. As always she comes into the kitchen and asks if there is anything else that needs doing, getting, checking etc, then after writing the care book goes back into the kitchen to dispose of gloves and apron. I heard her make an exclamation but thought she was talking to the cat.

She came through holding a bright shiny twenty pence piece! That had been lying in front of the washing machine.

How curious…. how had it got there and not been noticed before! Whose was it as neither of us handle coins!!

There are a couple of possibilities…..

  • Fallen from another’s pocket and not been noticed
  • Somehow I’d been sleeping with a coin in the bedding
  • Was the tooth fairy leaving a deposit
  • Did #NotMyCat leave a tip for breakfast service

Posted by on August 23, 2021 in Life, people


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6 responses to “The Curious Twenty Pence

  1. menhir1

    August 23, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    I’d go with the last possibility, nyc leaving a deposit for breakfast, with Tooth Fairy as an outside chance. I do wonder if nyc’s brother has been busy building up a deposit for future benefits.

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    • AnneMarie

      August 23, 2021 at 9:37 pm

      I’m hoping it’s one of the NYC’s as I don’t like the sound of the ToothFairy leaving a deposit 😳


  2. menhir1

    August 24, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    I did say just an outside chance….
    NYC’s are much more plausible, they’ve got more to gain
    In non-saleable commodities.

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  3. snowbird

    August 27, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    It be the fairy folk! Love this!xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    • AnneMarie

      August 28, 2021 at 10:53 am

      Good fairies (in high case they could have put the bins out) or the no-so ones like teeth stealers lol


  4. daryan12

    October 3, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    I once had a washing machine break down, apparently it was a 20p piece stuck somewhere, which must have been in a pocket. So while I got my coin back, I also got handed a bill for £80 for having it removed. Ever since then, I go through any clothes to make sure there are no other lurking coins, especially 20p pieces.

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