University of Edinburgh

BSL Glossary - Crowded Cottage

A shame - example

A woman had been on her holidays and taken several trips where she took loads of photographs. She had a really upmarket camera with an excellent zoom lens and she thought she was quite the photographer. When she got home, she had ten rolls of film which she took to be developed. She was telling them in the shop that they were films from her holidays. The assistant told her they would be ready the next day. That was fine and off she went. The next day she went in to the shop and presented her receipt. The assistant went off to get the photos, but couldn't seem to find them. So she went off to have a word with her boss. When she had done that, she came over and said, "When we went to develop the film, the rolls were all blank". At this, the woman became hysterical – what a shame!