Lord only knows what David is going to say when he gets back, but Vera persuaded Sandy and I to take the plunge and we're
going to run the salon. I hope he understands the desperate position Vera had got into. With no Gus and no capital
things really were getting sticky. Anyway, I think with the 'unisex' idea and Vera as manageress, we could well be on
the road to having a financial winner. There's no reason on earth why a well run hairdressing salon shouldn't tick over
at a healthy profit so long as everything is planned out properly. All I hope is that David shares my enthusiasm.
I have a feeling that the first few words of that particular discussion are going to be rather awkward ones!
What doesn't help when it's time to have one of those 'little discussions' is the heat we're having right now.
Maybe it's my imagination, but people seem to be just that bit more short tempered and I'm certain it's this hot weather.
Stan was telling me once that in this country it's not so much the high temperatures as the humidity - whatever that is -
that gets people down. I'm sure he's right although I can't see as there's much we can do about it. It seems funny
that on one hand we all look forward to a good Summer but then when it comes we start bickering at each other. I suppose
there's some sense in it somewhere.
I was very pleased to hear from Vera that Jim Baines had been cleared of the salon theft. I had a sneaking suspicion
that Jim wouldn't have done something like that and I'm glad I've been proved right. Naturally Jim is still very
unhappy about it all and I know what he means about people saying 'no smoke without fire'. The trouble is the more angry
he gets, the more folk are going to think he's covering something up. It's really the thin end of the wedge and there's
not a lot anyone can do about it. I hope in the long run, time will heal the wounds.
Though I don't do a lot of driving these days, I was pleased to hear of the proposal to make driving tests more comprehensive.
Not a moment too soon, I say. For a long time, ex-learner drivers have been able to hurtle up the fast lane of the M1
after passing the simplest of tests - and often with disastrous consequences. Not only that ... I know some people who
have been driving for years and they still can't properly back round a corner or into a space. That can't be right.
With just the sheer volume of traffic there is on the roads these days, I'd say it was absolutely essential for all motorists
to have picked up at least the basic skills. I expect that means the driving school fees will have to rise again and
heaven knows it's expensive enough learning to drive a car already. But when it comes down to it, if anything contributes
to just one less road casualty, then I for one am not going to be counting the cost.