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“Mingisms”

on August 29, 2019

Ming is a master of the inappropriate comment or, sometimes, behaviour. For example, his Christmas morning ritual used to be running around the house naked, laughing his head off. Anthony and I had to turn a bit of a blind eye.

Anyway, today, I was waiting at Centrelink to re-establish that not only did I exist but that I had been volunteering for years (somehow these details had been lost). I was sitting next to a couple who I knew vaguely from volunteering and we were catching up when Ming rang to say he and Amanda were lunching soon at a nearby café so I said I would join them if I got out of Centrelink sooner than later.

All of a sudden Ming appeared at Centrelink, saw me and came over immediately to introduce himself to the couple I was sitting next to. He shook their hands, exchanged names and then he said he couldn’t stay and, in his usual loud voice, announced “I am that woman’s spawn!”

Then he left and I had to explain to the couple I was sitting next to that he had an unusual vocabulary.

Oh, the laughter was beautiful!


8 responses to ““Mingisms”

  1. susanpoozan says:

    Wonderful to be able to make people laugh, well done him.

  2. KDKH says:

    What a flair for the dramatic!

  3. tootlepedal says:

    Boys will be boys eternally.

  4. You didn’t mention how old he was when he ran naked around the house! Both situations gave me a smile.

  5. 😂I actually laughed out loud.

  6. Ann Koplow says:

    Much love to you and Ming, Julie. ❤

  7. Lynda says:

    He is a character! I love that he has such an unusual vocabulary. Nowadays so many younger folk don’t, as in, don’t have much of a vocabulary at all! Thank Ming for my early morning grin (4:56 AM) I will be smiling every time I think of him today.

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