Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Son Serves Up the Purrfect Meal

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Son Serves Up the Purrfect Meal

Article excerpt

DEAR son had done the right thing by Mum and slaved over a hot stove to create a marvellous serve of spaghetti bolognaise for dinner.

Pleased she didn't have to cook, mum and son sat down to a hearty Italian dish.

The smell and the taste were fine, yet Mum couldn't help thinking that the mince her son used was a bit coarse on the pallet.

During dinner time chat, she asked her son where he'd got the mince.

"Oh, just out of the freezer," he replied cheerily.

With as much diplomacy as she could muster, Mum quietly put down her fork and, careful not to alert her son, nipped over for a peak in the freezer.

Her fears were confirmed, the family cat's mince was missing.

Naturally, she never said a word, but politely declined a second helping and, when her son was otherwise occupied, quietly slipped the rest of her serve to the dog.

The next morning she rose to find son sitting at the breakfast table with some heated-up leftovers.

"Want some breakfast, Mum?" he asked innocently.

"No, I'll be fine thanks," Mum replied diplomatically.

She tells Whispers that, though she wouldn't recommend pet mince be included in a meal for family and friends, from what she had tasted, the Toowoomba pet food shop they frequent serves up fine tucker for cats.

Just the ticket

SAVVY eBay customer won a Jimmy Barnes ticket for last Wednesday night's Empire Theatre concert for 99 cents.

Not bad considering tickets were on sale to the public for about $75.

Needless to say the vendor was in no danger of breaking the eBay rules of not selling tickets for more than 10 percent above face value.

However, when it came to collecting the tickets, the vendor began to ask for more money.

"I'm in trouble with my wife," was his reasoning.

Unmoved, the bidder replied: "Well you are in trouble with me too."

The ticket did not end up exchanging hands. Some online negative feedback did though.

Hold the ads

TOOWOOMBA lass who makes a lot of phone calls to businesses throughout the region is used to listening to the regular piano music or radio songs while on-hold. …

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