Friday, 2 February 2007


When i arrived at the pub, there was a mysterious stranger, all suited and booted, sat not far from my usual place. (I have a regular slot for my chariot). Anyway, there he was, tapping away on his laptop with a mountain of paperwork in front of him, and no drink. This is strange, nay sinister in this pub. Business men don`t come here to work. I made some quiet comments to my mates, and we came to the conclusion that it must be something to do with the imminent takeover.

Then Trigger walked in.

We had the highlights of England.v. Australia on, only `cause we stuffed them, at last.

Trigger: Is this on now?

Me, looking at the screen: Yes.

Trigger: How`re we doing?

Me: Good.

Trigger: (quiety, for him): Who`s he, nodding towards the stranger?

Me: He`s a TWAT spotter from the brewery, the new owners want to know what, if any idiots they get in here.

Trigger: Have you found any, he asked?

Stranger: Only one!

Much spitting of beer and laughter!!

Trigger: Who`s that then?

The Stranger carried on typing.....................


Pat said...

Sounds like a jolly place. Mine's a kir! At last I don't have to go round the houses to find you. You are on my side bar. Believe me i couldn't have done it without young Tom.

john.g. said...

I noticed you had, thanks Pat. It is a cracking pub, blessed with lovely people. (mostly).

Nick said...

...and that's how you got to be on the government's list of possibly subversive people and organisations (subsection alcoholistas).

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john.g. said...

Thanks for popping along Nick, but i survive through my own means. The pub, at lunch only, no other drinks, is my only way of meeting my friends, most of whom are retired. The rest are at work, which, unfortunately i cannot.

Beccy said...

Lunch every day in the pub, sounds fab to me.

PI said...

I've yet to have a 'comment deleted'. At least I have deleted a comment but my box doesn't say so.

john.g. said...

Beccy, it`s hard work, but someone`s got to do it!

john.g. said...

Pat, live in hope. The annoying thing is not knowing what it said, the coward!