Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 11


Ding dong.

“Hello man who is coming to assess our stuff for shipping purposes.”

“Hello, my name is Derek.”

“Hello Derek. I have quite a bit of stuff.”

“I’ll be the judge of that shall I?”

“I just wanted to say that if you have seen more clothes than mine, do say. And if you haven’t, then that’s fine too – I just want to know if I have what you might term as ‘excess’. I have lots of clothes, you see. Three of the four wardrobes are mine, and then there’s my vintage/ball dress collection in the attic and the six bags of winter stuff for sale, which I have to take with me to sell whilst I am in the USA.”

“Right, let’s start at the beginning, shall we?”

Approx. 15 minutes later………

“Hello Roger, this is Derek…..yes, I’d like to get a quote for excess shipping…..approx one extra unit….yes, the lady here has quite a lot of clothes. Okay, thanks, I’ll let her know.”

“My husband has quite a few guitars too……”


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