There are some phrases you couldn’t make up if you tried, and this one from MSE Jenny is pure genius. Let me set the scene…
MSE Jenny is the site’s senior writer; she’s a great journalist and has been working on the new top gold selling sites guide, doing an undercover investigation.
As part of the article I wanted a picture of her by the report of the undercover work, but as Jenny wears braces she didn’t really want them in, so our graphics team kindly deleted them for her (check the pics – by the way in case you’re worried, Jen thinks me writing this blog is fun; I’d never have done it otherwise.)
As we were discussing the picture I asked her how the braces were going. Frustratingly for her, she’s been wearing them for four and a half years (though as a good MoneySaver she was keen for me to point out they’re on the NHS as it’s a serious condition).
When I asked when they were due to come off, the answer was,
“Every month they say it’ll be next month, but the gap isn’t closing. I thought it’d finally closed the other day but I’d just got a bit of Chilli Con Carne stuck in my teeth”.
You couldn’t make it up!