A Conversation between Husband and Wife
After breakfast at Darling Harbour they strolled to the Chinese Gardens. She said: ‘How exquisite to have such a place of peace and quiet in the midst of buzzing Sydney!’ He voiced agreement and commented, how wonderfully the trees and bushes had grown.
‘Don’t you think all these spots with watery aspects can make us totally forget the outside world? I must say this outing is a wonderful way to celebrate our fifty-first wedding anniversary!’
‘It sure is great that we can do this. I would suggest we celebrate by having lunch here at the Chinese Gardens later on.’ – ‘Yes, Darling, let’s do this.’
Lunch was excellent. Afterwards they strolled back to their hotel. She said: ‘It is really getting hot now, Darling, isn’t it?’ – ‘Yes, after all it is the middle of summer. Just as well, that we can have a rest at our hotel before going to see our movie.’
As they entered their room they noticed that the bed had not been made. ‘Fancy that, here we are in a two hundred Dollar a night room and they do not bother to make our bed!’ exclaimed the husband. She responded, saying:
‘Well, just as well, since we need to have a rest now. I’m absolutely exhausted and I suppose you don’t mind either to lie down for a bit. Let’s get undressed and make ourselves comfortable!’
Very refreshed after their sleep they ventured out across the Pyrmont Bridge to find their way to the DENDY Cinema at Circular Quay. As they rushed across the bridge, they were caught by a sudden downpour. By the time they reached the other end of the bridge, they were soaked! ‘We are not going to make it to the DENDY like this,’ the husband said. ‘Let’s go back to the hotel!’
They entered their room. ‘Now look at this’, the husband said. ‘The bed is made. And they even put fresh towels in the bathroom!’ – ‘Well, this is a luxury hotel after all.’ replied the wife.