25 Aug 2008
Mama Drama wants to know :
What funny trivial fact do you remember that you probably should have forgotten a long time ago?
I don't know if this really answers the question but here is my story which I can never forget !
One day in London I had to pick up my girlfriend from work. It was raining cats and dogs and it was cold. As I had to walk quite a bit I wore a thick winter anorak, leggings and combat shoes which were very fashionable at that time. My look wasn't really elegant.
I was a little early so I thought I would go into a Pub to warm me up and to do some drawings in my little notebook which I always carried with me for this purpose. I looked around, it was a quite elegant area and decided to enter in the next Pub I saw. I opened the door and found myself in the middle of very well dressed men in dark suits, white shirts and ties and women in classical suits very posh and with high heels. They all were holding a glass of beer or cider in their hands and looked at me as if I came right away from the moon !
I didn't care about these scornful looks and made my way through the group to the bar and asked the barman : "A glass of spider please" ! I didn't understand why the guy had suddenly a strange grin in his face and around me the others too and suddenly they all burst out in laughter. I thought somebody had made a joke which I hadn't got, but when the guy handed the glass over to me and said "Here is your glass of spider" I suddenly realized what I had said. So I bursted out in laughter too and it ended up with a very nice hour in this Pub.
One famous Pub but in summertime
and a glass of "Spider"