Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Wordy Wednesday

The Pub With No Beer

I went to the pub last night. I haven't been for a few weeks, and the previous manager has left. Whilst they get someone permanent they've got a series of relief managers. The current one isn't a great hit with the regulars. The pub has been running out of beer - he says it's the brewery's fault, but they've never had this problem before.

Last night one of the regulars complained that his beer was off. The manager said there was nothing wrong with it, and if he didn't like it "there's the door". Not surprisingly the place was practically empty, even though it was a gloriously hot and sunny day. My Guinness was okay, and I got a chance to catch up with a friend, then I had a chicken curry from the Chinese, so I had a reasonable evening.


I finished "Elephants Remember", by Agatha Christie. I didn't guess the solution, but was partly right - identical twins wearing wigs was a bit of a giveaway... So now I'm getting down to the 500-page book about Cypriot political parties by Soula Zavou. It's easy enough to read (not many words I don't know), and will hopefully give me background to the political stuff I see in the news every night. Dan - When I'm finished, you can put it in your work "library".

Mayor Boris

This should gave you a flavour of London's new mayor - the guy is truly unique - even if Arnie doesn't think much of him. I really hope he goes on to be US president (Boris, that is).

One of a kind...


BEE said...


Bee said...

We used to serve beer at Brown’s and had it on tap. I learned how to serve it without any head so that the factory workers didn’t lynch me.

Bee said...

I do what I gotta do to make people happy.
I’m a people pleaser.
Do you believe that Brian?

Brian o Vretanos said...

Of course I believe you.

Jean Knee said...

I think Arnold is just envious of Boris' rad hair cut

what was he saying about time for elections ? must be the accent

Brian o Vretanos said...

I'm sure you're right about the haircut.

He says something like "... so that by the time the next election comes, em, not the election, of course, no-one knows when that will come, by the time the election for London Mayor..."

By "election" he's talking about the General Election, which could be any time in the next 2 years.

Tracy said...

I like him. His hair is wonderful, he bumbles wonderfully. I love him. Send him over here. We don't have enough bumbling idiots over here!

Brian o Vretanos said...


To qualify to stand for US President, he'll have to live in your country for 14 years, I think, so I suppose we'd better send him fairly soon.

Bee said...

Arnold is a Nazi.

There. I said it.