Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Poodle


I popped into 'Help the Aged' yesterday.

And ..... before you say it ... NO ... I wasn't looking for Help. They'd reduced all their videos to 50p - who could resist??

As I walked through the door - I was greeted by one of the assistants who said ....

"You look like a poodle"

I was a little shaken I'll tell you. Wouldn't you be? I know the girl wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer and she was seriously lacking in social skills - but still.

After pretending to look through the dusty dresses and dog eared paperbacks and trying to give an appearance of uncaring nonchalance, I escaped, rushed home and google imaged "poodle"

I was distraught. I was looking for clues.


Not this - I haven't been a brunette for a some time now.

Amazingly I found a website for other victims of poodle accusation here. I am not alone. My fellow sufferer is called a Bichon Frisé.

It was a windy day and my hair (shabby blonde at the moment) was sticking upwards and outwards. I was wearing a sort of trench coat with the collar tuned up in a cool Eric Cantona sort of way (OK pathetic I know).

Could this have resembled the poodle's shape?

Then I remembered that (like me) many poodles don't go to the poodle parlour.

How about this?

Come on KAZ - Get over yourself - please.

Labels: , , ,

59 Comments:

Anonymous Diddums said...

Hmm - I expect it was just a reference to your being windblown...

Would shake me too, especially as I'm more of a cat person. :-).

10:49 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

Accept it as a compliment. Poodles, when done up properly are a lovely sight to behold. As, I'm sure, are you; regardless of your state of 'done-upness'.

10:59 pm  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

I think that the comment would not have been made had you refrained from peeing on the floor.

12:01 am  
Blogger MJ said...

Was size an issue?

Standard? Toy? Miniature?

6:26 am  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

Lol of laughs at these comments as well as the post Kaz..

I have but one thing to say to you Kaz.. " Shackle-razzle-futzal-craz"

http://www.poster.net/anonymous/anonymous-muttley-5001058.jpg

8:15 am  
Blogger Dave said...

Nope. I can think of nothing to say on this subject. I'm sure Murph will have some knowledgeable comment though.

8:19 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Diddums:
Thanks for the reassurance.
I'd much rather look like a slinky cat that a poodle.

Rimshot:
You are so kind.
An elegant coiffure is not really 'moi'
Though I can do a great Amy Winehouse beehive if called upon.

Vicus:
Sorry - I couldn't find a lamp post.

mj:
As you know - size is always an issue.
Miniature is me.

Wom:
I was never any good at languages - but - now I can speak 'Muttley'!

Dave:
It's a wise man who knows when to say nowt!

9:29 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

Maybe you shouldn't have called their books dog-eared.

I'd rather be called a poodle than a bichon frise. John Steinbeck had a lovely poodle.

10:57 am  
Blogger Mopsa said...

I once won a prize for being the owner that most looks like their dog. Mopsa is, as you might know, a Bernese Mountain Dog. I am therefore big, with long shaggy hair, boisterous of temperament, very loving and when freshly bathed, rather nice to know. Yup, that's me.

11:02 am  
Blogger Tameside Eye said...

And charities wonder why no one goes into their shops anymore - it must be the staff!

2:52 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

There is something worse than being called a poodle. It's referring to ones animal pet as a baby.

For the common sense approach to the staffing of charity shops take a quick look at this editorial:

http://anglicansonline.org/

(It's safe to go here, trust me I'm an Anglican)

Meanwhile I'm off to purchase an animal, stick it in a dress and push it around in a baby pram, lined.

3:51 pm  
Blogger stitchwort said...

Must have been the leather collar with metal studs that did it.
Or perhaps the cold wet nose?

4:01 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Geoff:
I would hate to be called a bichon frise - but I've often been called a bich ... or something very similar.
Charlie?

Mopsa:
Congratulations (I think).
Now go and have a bath so I can get to know you better.

Tameside Eye:
Hello - and YES - the shop was in Tameside.
I think this particular one does a bit of 'Care in the Community'.

Arabella:
The Anglican site refers to 'employers of persons who might not otherwise have been employable'. Sounds about right.

Don't buy a cat - they'd soon tell you where to get off!

Stitchwort:
Yeah - now you're talking and that certainly describes my nose - even in summer.

7:35 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

Perhaps she was collecting material for an art project, and a hidden camera was recording people's reactions to her announcement that they looked like a poodle.

Either that, or you should stop having the '80's perms.

8:29 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

I'm here! I think you may be a Poodle Faker, Kaz.

And videos are so last week.

8:33 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Betty:
Does this mean I'll be a reality TV star - a bit like Jane Goody.

Pass me the curling tongs and look out for the launch of my new fragrance - exclusive to 'Pets 'r Us'

Murph:
Ah - but according to your erudite phrase book (where on earth do you find them?) - I am a gigolo.

Could be worse?

I'm starting a retro fashion - VHS now - next year Betamax.

9:41 pm  
Blogger The [Cherry] Ride said...

Thanks for the laughs. I am still laughing as I type this.

10:29 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

I've heard that the good thing about Poodles is that they don't moult, so count your blessings!

7:51 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

[Cherry]ride:
Glad to hear it.

Ziggi:
So you'll never see a poodle with a combover than.

11:23 am  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Dare I ask about the fancy schmancy tufts of curls on your hips to keep your joints warm and cozy whilst swimming in l'eau froid?

1:38 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

HE:
What are you suggesting??

My hips are as smooth and beautiful as a baby's derriere.

9:59 am  
Blogger tony said...

Maybe, she just wanted to be your Pal & Chum ?
Just goes to show, things arnt always what they appear.........

2:07 pm  
Blogger Lubin said...

What a horrible shop assistant. Would you like me to get one of my rough neighbours to put a brick through her window?

4:01 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Tony:
A lamb being sold as a poodle - I could understand it if they'd claimed it was a 'bichon frise'

"A leading Japanese actress said her 'poodle' refused to eat dog food" - sounds just like most of the dogs I've known...

Lubin:
You've just done a course in negotiating skills haven't you?
I can tell!

5:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please let me know if you're looking for a article writer for your weblog. You have some really good articles and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I'd really
like to write some content for your blog in exchange for
a link back to mine. Please shoot me an e-mail if interested.
Thank you!

Feel free to visit my website ... Discover More Here

3:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can certainly see your enthusiasm in the work you write.
The arena hopes for more passionate writers like you who aren't afraid to say how they believe. All the time go after your heart.

Have a look at my web site: get golden retriever labrador mix content

7:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonderful submit, very informative. I wonder why the
opposite specialists of this sector don't realize this. You should continue your writing. I'm sure,
you've a huge readers' base already!

Here is my web site more white cream golden retrievers facts

1:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brother recommended I might like this website. He was entirely right.
This post truly made my day. You cann't imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

My web blog :: read full report

11:12 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's impressive that you are getting thoughts from this post as well as from our dialogue made at this time.

Here is my web-site; more bonuses

10:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m not that much of a online reader to
be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I'll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later on. All the best

Here is my page: more black labrador golden retriever stuff

5:11 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why users still use to read news papers when in this technological globe
all is available on web?

Stop by my homepage useful link

9:14 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article presents clear idea designed for the new viewers of blogging, that genuinely how to do
running a blog.

Feel free to surf to my page :: golden retrievers information

9:51 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give
a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your
posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same
subjects? Thank you so much!

Feel free to visit my weblog ... read full report

10:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're a group of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with useful information to work on. You've done an impressive activity and our entire neighborhood might be grateful to you.


my blog post :: visit for breeders of golden retrievers tips

10:51 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am genuinely delighted to glance at this blog posts which contains tons of valuable facts, thanks for providing these
kinds of statistics.

Here is my webpage yellow lab and Golden retriever mix

2:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have read so many content concerning the blogger lovers however this
article is actually a nice article, keep it up.

Take a look at my homepage Related Site

12:46 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May I simply say what a relief to discover someone that truly knows what they are
talking about on the net. You definitely know
how to bring an issue to light and make it important.

More people ought to read this and understand this side of the
story. I was surprised you aren't more popular given that you surely have the gift.

1:27 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there would you mind stating which blog platform you're working with? I'm
going to start my own blog in the near future but I'm having a tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for something unique.
P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!


Also visit my blog - visit this link

2:46 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there would you mind stating which blog platform you're working with? I'm going
to start my own blog in the near future but I'm having a tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for something unique.

P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!



My website :: visit this link

2:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's impressive that you are getting thoughts from this piece of writing as well as from our discussion made here.

Feel free to surf to my site ... Click For Source

5:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone and
tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so
she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!


my weblog great dog agility forum tips

8:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! I could have sworn I've been to this site before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it's new to me.

Anyhow, I'm definitely delighted I found it and I'll
be bookmarking and checking back often!

Feel free to surf to my homepage: get golden retriever lab mix puppy material

8:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from
somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog shine.
Please let me know where you got your theme.
Appreciate it

My blog post; more golden retrievers puppy content

11:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up to every one, it's actually a good
for me to pay a visit this web site, it includes valuable Information.


Feel free to surf to my weblog additional info

11:51 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great blog! Do you have any tips and hints for
aspiring writers? I'm planning to start my own blog soon but I'm a little lost on
everything. Would you suggest starting with a
free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option?
There are so many choices out there that I'm completely overwhelmed .. Any tips? Cheers!

my weblog - more golden retrievers breed stuff

7:30 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up, its pleasant paragraph regarding media print, we all understand media is a wonderful source of facts.

Have a look at my weblog more golden retriever crate training details

12:59 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is magnificent, as well as the content!


Visit my web-site Important Source

4:37 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very soon this web site will be famous amid all blogging
visitors, due to it's good articles

My blog ... golden retriever black lab mix

6:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this site provides quality based articles and additional data, is there any other website which offers such stuff in quality?


Feel free to visit my website Discover More

7:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Somebody essentially assist to make critically posts I'd state. This is the very first time I frequented your website page and so far? I surprised with the analysis you made to create this actual publish incredible. Fantastic job!

Also visit my weblog: Recommended Site

2:48 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been exploring for a bit for any high-quality articles or blog posts in this sort
of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this
web site. Reading this info So i'm happy to express that I've an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I came upon exactly what I needed.

I so much unquestionably will make sure to do not forget this web site and
provides it a glance on a relentless basis.

Here is my webpage more about the author

5:23 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there very cool web site!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Wonderful .
. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also?
I'm satisfied to seek out a lot of useful info here in the put up, we'd like develop extra strategies
in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . . .

my blog; outstanding english golden retriever breeders information

10:08 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you
know a few of the images aren't loading correctly. I'm not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
I've tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.

My page; impressive golden retrievers puppies facts

8:46 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howdy! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to take a look.
I'm definitely loving the information. I'm book-marking and will be tweeting this to
my followers! Superb blog and fantastic style and design.


my blog post - helpful golden retrievers puppies information

7:46 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.

Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone
to do it for you? Plz answer back as I'm looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. thank you

Here is my site :: click for source

11:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the reason that the admin of this website is working, no hesitation very
shortly it will be renowned, due to its feature contents.


Here is my web-site ... Useful Reference

12:07 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This article will assist the internet people for setting up new web site or even a weblog
from start to end.

Here is my weblog important site

9:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Link exchange is nothing else however it is only placing the other person's blog link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do similar for you.

Take a look at my web-site Discover More

12:08 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe this is one of the most vital info for me.
And i'm glad studying your article. However want to remark on some basic things, The site taste is perfect, the articles is truly great : D. Excellent process, cheers

My site: Golden Retriever

12:08 am  

Post a Comment

<< Home