Anna’s brother merits a piece of fiction about him too 🙂 One that gave Ma a really hard time.
Anna’s brother needed a Math tutor. But no matter who her mother asked or where she looked, she couldn’t find anyone suitable.
One was inexperienced. One had an accent. Another charged too much. Another was just not good enough.
So when Ma finally managed to find someone, he was a tall, menacing fellow although he came with good recommendations. He needed a room to teach where he could teach in peace, and a cup of tea half-an-hour into the class.
Ma, obliged to have found someone in the first place, readily accepted. And then she waited to see if this tutor would finally fit the bill.
They say writers should avoid tired phrases and cliches. So I checked myself before using “Fit the bill” but then I went ahead anyway. Like Ma who was tired of finding a good tutor, so was I, trying to find a good phrase 😉