Apr. 28th, 2016

eleanorjane: Korben Dallas, smirking and pointing a gun. (amused)
An online clothes shopping order arrived recently, and it included this lovely plum-coloured wool-blend poncho.

The hang-tag talked about the knit blend, and included the immortal line “…with a hint of alpaca…”.

Now, call me crazy, but when your fibre mix includes a small amount of a particular fibre, you usually list it as “5% alpaca”, or similar. “Hint of”, to me, says RECIPE.

So I can’t help but imagine that at the sweatshop, the poncho is lovingly handcrafted and then finished off with a delicate garnish of grated alpaca over the top.

I mimed this out to my housemate, complete with alarmed bleating to simulate the alpaca being grated, and he laughed and suggested “Six letters, starts and ends with A.” I looked a bit blank – “Hint of alpaca!” he pointed out. “Do you not do crosswords or something?”

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In other news, my new housemate is pretty great. :)

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