It’s some time since I posted about Bear and his moods but that doesn’t mean he’s a changed character.
Yesterday, for example, CC had an appoimtment in town. Jay’s car is in for repair and so I suggested that he used Bear’s car to drive CC and me as I’m still abit nervous about parking – not to mention driving in this weather. Bear has found it too painful to walk much recently so I didn’t think he’d want to take us himself.
How wrong can you be? He insisted that HE would drive us in.
“But you’ll get cold sitting in the car and you really shouldn’t walk round on your own. The pavements can be treacherous in this weather.” I protested, but to no avail.
In fact, he proudly proclaimed during lunch that he was getting one over on Jay by not letting him drive the car.
“Don’t be silly,” I said, “it’s saving him the trouble. He’s quite pleased.”
Normally Bear is a stickler for time keeping but it wasn’t his appointment so he didn’t seem in such a hurry. There were a few hold-ups thanks to roadworks and driving conditions and we arrived in Cours Briand with two minutes to spare.
This was not a good time to discover that between us there wasn’t enough change for the parking metre. We rustled together a collection of 5 and 10 centime coins.
“You’ll have to go to a shop and get some change.” said Bear.
“There isn’t time.”
This resulted in a stream of abuse from Bear and so I went to the metre, got a ticket for 35 minutes, handed it back to him and said,
“You”ve got half an hour to find your own change”, before dashing off with CC.
We just made it to the orthodontist for 2 o’clock and his assistant took x-rays before we went in to see him. CC didn’t persevere with her brace as a child and is suffering now, as an adult, but we were both shocked when he announced that the main problem was her tongue when she swallows and so she would have to see a speech therapist to re-educate it. Then he talked about braces and it looks as though she’ll have to wear one for over a year.
We went to find Bear in La Fontaine and he greeted me with,
“Are you in a better mood now?”
I looked at CC, opened and closed my mouth and decided not to say anything inflammatory.
“Oh well, I’d better say yes, then.”
Bear let it be known that it had taken him a good half an hour to find some change for the metre then continued as though nothing had happened.
But later, CC told me that he had apologised to HER!!