Thursday, October 05, 2006

Overheard in the supermarket

'But I don't want to try something different! I want what I want!'

Hmm, sounds like a fellow-Taurus to me. A woman after my own heart, either way.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a stick-in-the-mud change-phobic Taurean, I am so with you.

She was probably arguing with a Scorpio. Bloody Scorpios.

Ampersand Duck said...

Yairs. I am married to a Taurean, and he only loves new things after I'm pushed him into trying them. So I keep pushing!

Ampersand Duck said...

ahem

*I've*

Pavlov's Cat said...

But as a peace-loving Libran you would never actually nag, I'm guessing. (Excellent astrological pairing, BTW, of 2 Venus-ruled signs. But you probably know this.)

Miss Tickle said...

My son is a Taurean so I mostly have to trick him into trying new things if I don't feel up to a 1 hour argument.

Most often afterwards he says "gee, I really liked doing..." and that's what makes me persist! And being a Libran, I always do it nicely.

Although, Librans have a what is known as a "whim of steel" which is a whole different kind of stubborn.

FXH said...

I don't believe in all that astrology mumbo jumbo.

But then again - that's typical of us Librans.

Ampersand Duck said...

Yeah, what Miss Tickle said about the 'whim of steel' -- and no, I didn't realise we were well matched. I knew that as a Libran mum, having an Aries son was a great combination. I'm cheered that my marriage is astrologically blessed too. I just figured that as a Taurean, he'd be too change-phobic to look elsewhere :)

Zoe said...

I think that woman in the shop was a Virgo.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Hmm, possibly. She was over in the next aisle, so I couldn't see whether she was pathologically straightening things on the shelves or not.

TimT said...

We Virgos don't believe in astrology.

Laura said...

like the classic Father Ted exchange between Mrs Doyle and the nice young man selling the TeaMaster:

Man: It takes all the misery out of making tea.

Mrs D: Maybe I like the misery.....

Ampersand Duck said...

I make BB brekkie in bed on saturdays, and this morning I asked him what he wanted and he replied in true Taurean fashion:

"Surprise me! But not too much..."

tigtog said...

Schmastrology. Humbug. Bah.

I actually resent that my brain is cluttered by knowing what my sunsign is.

Pavlov's Cat said...

I have ontological clutter I resent more and can ignore less, like knowing that I have the blood of my two filthy-tempered grandmothers in my veins.

One of the advantages of having been thinking literature-ly for a living for decades now is that the brain's default position is metaphorical thinking. I love astrology because I think it is beautiful, and because I'm interested in the place it has in cultural history and the way it knits up with Greek mythology and other manifestations of cultural archetype. (I also don't belong to the school of ideological thinking that says all myth and archetype is bad, which seems to me again a very literal-minded view.)

What I usually say to people who ask scornfully 'Do you BELIEVE in all that rubbish?' is 'Well, I don't believe there was once a man called King Lear who had three daughters, either, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate and learn things from the play.'

Mindy said...

oooh nice come back Pav Cat. Personally I'm a fan of Starlite in the SMH weekend edition.

Anonymous said...

My five year old Scorpio would definitely say something like that. One of his best supermarket quips was in response to "What do you want?" "Things that are bad for us!"