The party with which the farmer and I have the most sympathy (they hope) made me smile this morning. After a six o'clock news last night when it became obvious that there was nothing of importance in the whole world other than our election, and after an eight o'clock news bulletin on Radio 4 in similar vein, when the phone rang I thought it would be a cold call. Not at all. A charming chap asked for the farmer and when I said he was out doing what farmers do during the day - i.e. work outdoors, not sit in the kitchen drinking coffee - he asked if I was the farmer's wife.
When I said I was he said he was just ringing to remind me that it was Election Day!!! I told him that after blanket coverage I was unlikely to forget the fact. He then said he was just reminding me of the candidate's name and also the candidate in the local elections too.
It was only after he had rung off that I wondered why I hadn't made some kind of reply to his enquiry for the farmer first and me a poor second when the farmer wasn't available (or am I being unreasonable here?)
It is so easy in these days of so-called equality of the sexes (rubbish!) to get hot under the collar and read too much into things, but I did feel the chap was taking rather a lot forgranted. Do you agree or is it just me?