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Teacup of the week: double take

I was visiting my adoptive parents when my dad said they needed a new vacuum cleaner. I offered to call a shop about one while he helped my mum (who has dementia) into her PJs. As I was talking to the salesman my dad could be heard saying, “Darling, will you please take your trousers off?”

There was silence on the phone then the salesman finally said, “Do you wish to continue with this conversation, Madam?”

Josie, Canterbury

This week’s winner receives a set of teacups from the wide range at Farmers.

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Submit your Teacups story to email [email protected] or mail it (with your name and address on the back of the envelope) to: Over the Teacups, NZWW, PO Box 90119, Victoria St West, Auckland 1142.

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