hesadevil (hesadevil) wrote,

I'm shocked

Shocked, I tell you, by the results of yesterday's poll.

Before you vote today, read the poem that inspired the foundation of the Red Hat Society. I've chosen my name in the spirit of the Society.

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Hint My FList seems to be full of folk taking this way too seriously. Read the poem again. Then vote in the Tie-break (even though there wasn't a tie to break - Now you're getting it!)

Poll #1453480 Tie Break
This poll is closed.

What name have I choosen for use as a Red Hatter?

Countess Champagne de Chocolat
Dame Scarlett O'Boater
Lady Lavender Knitalot

Result - tomorrow.

Quote for the Day
Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself. Rita Mae Brown:


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