“Don’t you go getting any ideas now, d’ye hear?” Who said that to me? Teachers, girlfriends, police officers…. Er… my mind has suddenly gone conveniently blank.
But I can’t help it. Something will occur and I’ll seem to drift off for a moment. Here’s what happened earlier:
Scene – at the bar. A neighbour (by which I mean a fellow villager, not the fellas on either side of my house) leaves his lively table and arrives beside me at the bar to pay his tab. He looks at the printed out bill.
Neighbour: (Quietly) “How much is that? I can’t read it.”
Neighbour: (loudly) “Is it? Right…” (digs out his cash card)
Another drinker from my neighbour’s table: (shouting) “How much is it?”
Neighbour: “£200. And I only came in for a half.”
Laughter from the table. The barman puts the PIN machine on the bar top and my neighbour slots in his card. And then pauses.
Neighbour: (to barman) “I can’t see the numbers. You’ll have to put them in.”
Bar landlord: “Don’t worry, he knows the PIN numbers of half the people in the village.”
….which isn’t really true, but it gave me an idea. What if…
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12 responses to “Don’t you go getting any ideas now, d’ye hear?”
Uh deer! Oh Deer! Oh Dear!
I’ve heard of pen pals, but I don’t think I’d want the local bartender to be my PIN pal…
Very good. I’ll use that.
You should have told me all this when I met you. Never mind…when you come to India…but don’t go and get ideas about my CC right?
Sorry – I was so distracted by the “when you come to India” bit – the rest went over my head.
I’m struck by the name of the brew, as for taste … know eye deer.
BWT, when you come to Pune, I know exactly where not to take you to.
Was he any relation to “No, why dear?” That man who did not understand those two key words for interfacing with females ie “Yes dear.”
Have a nice day, week, month and 2012.
Don’t think you can get away with Dear anymore. As David Cameron discovered recently http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13211577
Haha…I empathise with the ‘can’t see’ nothing worse than forgetting your glasses and having to read an LED screen. Happy New year to you and yours.
And to you and yours. You’re welcome to call in for a pint. Don’t worry about remembering your PIN, they’ll be on me.
Sorry…”No eye deer!” …What if?…you have just given me so many wonderful ideas!!! lol 🙂