He was hoping for a watch. A carriage clock would have been nice. But no, he was given a glass bowl.
Forty-nine years, three months and six days he worked for the bank. Almost fifty years and all he got as a retirement gift was a bowl. Too big for his corn flakes, too small for his apples and pears. So he stuck a plant in it.
A few days later he accidentally stepped under a bus.
His daughter took some of his bits and pieces to an auction.
‘Lot six, a very rare and sought after Lalique crystal bowl. We’ll start the bidding at £11,900’
Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle who also provided this weeks photograph.