Lady Bracknell went to market
It has occurred to Lady Bracknell that, in this era of hand-held electronic devices, the vast majority of which are prone to emitting annoying pinging noises should one so much as look askance at them, some of the old methods of passing the time on long journeys by motor car risk being lost for ever.
When Lady Bracknell was a child, the tedium of such journeys was relieved not only by rousing family sing-songs (who will join Lady Bracknell in a chorus of "I've got sixpence"?) but also by a variety of games which were intended to exercise either the intellect or the memory. (I Spy, whilst not without its uses when a family is stationary, can become problematic when played in a moving vehicle, given that the object spied has a tendency to disappear into the distance at considerable speed. Amongst suspicious siblings, this fact can lead to unfortunate accusations of the, "There was no llama in that field we passed a mile ago. You've made that up. Mama! Cedric is cheating again!" variety.)
The Parson's Cat enjoyed brief popularity in the Bracknell family, but the favourite by a long chalk was I Went To Market.
Fearing the loss of this harmless but amusing pastime, Lady Bracknell has decided to revive it in blog format. Those of her loyal readers who wish to play are asked to refrain from cheating by copying and pasting the last player's response, and then merely adding a purchase of their own right at the very end. The game is a test of memory, after all.
Lady Bracknell will make the first move:
I went to market and I bought an aardvark.