Sunny Side Up!
Peggy had become quite exasperated since Egbert had been laid off permanently at the pig farm. He continuously moaned on about how unfair life was. Moan, moan, moan, moan, moan! It wasn't as if he got the sack, she thought, the miserable bugger!
Initially she had been compassionate, clucking like a mother hen, taking him under her wing and trying to make wrong things right. Now, overburdened as she was by his misery, she felt as if he had thrown a yoke round her neck, continuously dragging her down. Living with him was akin to treading on egg shells.
Peggy had a reputation of being hard boiled and indeed she was. Well, was, until she had taken in Egbert as a lodger. Over time she had warmed to him, becoming softer in herself, her life no longer overshadowed by self-imposed isolation. Why, she had even dipped into her nest egg to buy him a new suit for interviews!
Egged on by Peggy, Egbert had attended countless interviews only to be disappointed by the battery of rejection letters - the rejection exaggerating his low self worth. Moreover, Peggy noted, he was becoming a mere shell of his former self. "I shall phone Mr Williams (the pig farmer)!" she announced, "I hear business is picking up!" Egbert just looked at her!
Two mornings later, both at the breakfast table, the familiar plop of letters falling on the door mat was heard. Peggy scrambled to her feet and ran to the door, returning, beaming, and handed a letter to Egbert.
Egbert's face lit up as he read the contents of the letter!
"Well, I guess you'll be bringing home the bacon again Egbert?" Peggy smiled.
Egbert eyed the bread on his plate and raised it up. "A toast to you Dear Peggy!" he grinned. "As sure as eggs are eggs, I will! As sure as eggs are eggs!"
PS "Have you heard the joke about the three eggs?"
With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales