Lola’s Lamp

‘Lovely lamp.’

Andy groans.

‘It’s a piece of junk. Look at the grime.’

Lola reckons after a good clean, the lamp’ll make an ideal addition to the cosy corner.

‘I like it. We could use one, too.’

‘We came because we want to get rid off stuff. Not to buy more.’

Lola points at three bin bags’ worth of donations – most of it hers.

‘This is worse than the car boot sale.’

‘All I bought was the rocking chair. And it needs a lamp.’

Andy glares.

‘Fine,’ Lola says.

She’ll come back tomorrow. Andy won’t recognise it once it’s clean.

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