There is an old saying:
“Whistling woman and crowing hen,
Always come to some bad end.”
Leaving the Post Office this morning, I heard whistling; one does not hear whistling very much these days. I cannot remember the last time I heard whistling. I think it was my Dad in the 80’s before he had cancer. But there was this noise and I turned to search from whence it came and to my surprise, it was this woman calmly standing in the self-service line with a package, dressed in all her rain gear which was lavender, and whistling.
Immediately I remembered the old saying as I prepared to leave in my all black rain gear from the Post Office. I wish I could tell you it was a tune or something memorable.
It was a whistling woman. I hope she is careful today in all our torrential rain and flooding.
P. S. I could not find a photo of a whistling woman. I don’t know this building at all.
- When and Why Did People Stop Whistling? (psychologytoday.com)
- VIDEO: Schools where whistling is compulsory (bbc.co.uk)