Presents From Tom – Karl MacDermott
1000 word Humour
A widow is in two minds about a male admirer. Unfortunately his constant gift-giving does not work in his favour. For if there is one thing she is not interested in – it’s crime novels.
I had this problem. I was always getting books as presents from a friend. However, that friend had different tastes in books than me. So I wanted to give those books away. To my local charity shop. The trouble was, my friend shopped in the local charity shop. He didn’t give presents of the books he bought in the local charity shop – he was not a cheapskate – but he did shop there so I couldn’t leave the books he gave me in that charity shop. You see, he always inscribed his presents.