China in your hand by T’Pau and So Amazing by Luther Vandross
Two songs that I’ll never forget as they caused my dad to cut the plug off my record player!
My best friend and I had been on one of our weekly nights out.
By that I mean it was a weeknight because we were out seven nights a week!
Anyway we were home by 3am and in my room having an autopsy of the night.
….Why she danced with THAT minger.
….Why I let creepy guy buy us both a drink.
….Why we both had to climb out the toilet window AGAIN!
Not an unusual occurrence for us!
Actually a few years ago they were knocking one of our favorite haunts on the Old Kent Road in London.
I was very tempted to ask the builders for the toilet window for old times sake but wasn’t sure if either of us had dated any of them!
Anyway we were playing the two songs mentioned – perhaps a tad loudly – when Dad burst into the room, red eyed, what hair he had left sticking up all over the place and brandishing a pair of meat scissors.
We were having a lovely time with tea and toast cackling like old hens whilst trying to sober up so this was – frankly – a little disconcerting.
He silently stalked to the record player like a wind up toy teddy bear and CUT THE CORD OFF!
With the plug!
He dropped it on the floor and stalked back out of the room without saying a single word.
Well that was it.
One look at each other and it was need-more-knickers central as we peed ourselves laughing!
We were marching around the room with phantom scissors chopping at everything and literally hiccuping laughing. We had to get up for work at 7am too!
I think it was the tea.
Milk and two sugars on top of A LOT of alcohol is probably not a good idea…
Dad should have been grateful he could hear it really because he was already as bloody deaf as a post but nooooo…