The unforgettable whatsname.
“ Ohh, you know Effie, she was in that film about a tram driver who dropped dead at the wheel’.
‘Was it a recent film”?
“Nooww! It was an old film, her name is on the tip of my tongue, I will always remember her because of her eyes. They were very wide apart and she had one eye brow that was more arched than the other. It made her look as if she was not believing what was being said, even when nothing was being said—f you know what `i mean”.
“No not really, Rosy, but I can see why you would remember someone like that but I’m afraid I can’t help you. Did the tram crash by the way?”
“Tram, what tram?.
“The tram in the film, that the woman with the funny eyes and high eye brows that you are trying to remember was in”.
I am eight years old and once again sitting in the kitchen listening to Mrs Salmon and my Mum. I am trying to visualise this woman with the wonky eyes and the disbelieving look on her face. You would never forget someone like that, would you?
I have a feeling this is going to go on all morning and I leave them to it but I often wonder if they ever remembered who this unforgettable whatsname was..