How come I never thought of that?

25 03 2007

OK, it’s from the Daily Mirror, so keep that salt shaker handy…still, I thought this was quite amusing. Dunno about you, but my parents would’ve said “You heard wrong. Stop your sniveling.”

A Dad had to buy his daughter riding lessons after she heard him call £25 “a pony” – and thought she was getting one for her seventh birthday.

Ellie Pearson was in tears when told that his phone chat about “sorting out that pony” was just Cockney slang for cash.

Mum Sandra, 38, said: “When the sobs ended she told us what she’d heard.

“We laughed as it was cute. But we felt guilty, and just so Ellie would talk to her dad, we promised her lessons.”

London-born dad Nigel, 36, said: “She’s asked for a pony since she could talk but I’ve never been able to afford one.”

Ellie, who lives with her parents near York, has so far had two £25 rides.

But she still dreams of having her own pony and said: “I’d call her Poppy and keep her in a field near our house.”

For more tips on getting your parents to buy you a horse, see this post.

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2 responses

26 03 2007
Sarah Stephan

I totally agree with you. Sorry deary, try cleaning out your ears. It’s cheaper than riding lessons.

28 03 2007

*nods* Same here. Not only, but I stopped asking for a horse as a kid after my parents plainly told me they couldn’t afford one. End of the story. Was I traumatized? Nope. =) Surely I didn’t want my parents to go into debts only because of my love for horses.

If she likes ponies, I’m sure she can find a place where she can volunteer. I know several friends who look after older horses and ponies who have been rescued because too old to work. =)

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