25 Aug 2008

FUN MONDAY




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


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and a glass of "Spider"

22 comments:

Jeanna said...

Was it a perfectly chilled bottle of spider served in a frosty mug, or room temperature as most spiders prefer?

eastcoastlife said...

haha... what a cute story. You did have a great time and a lovely story.

awww... you are not coming to visit me in Singapore? I might be going to Europe in 2010. There's a Bloggers Meet in Norway. hehe....

Puss-in-Boots said...

I must try a glass of spider next time I'm in the pub. Did it wriggle as it went down?

IamwhoIam said...

Looks cool and refreshing for spider. Cute story and nice ice breaker.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahhh that was cute. I hope they all bought you a few more glasses of Spider to make up for their snootiness. :D

Hootin' Anni said...

spider juice is good on a cold day!!

Too funny Gattina.

iPost said...

Ha! I say "slips of the tongue" all the time! It is kind of my twademark. Er, i men trademark ;0)

Teena in Toronto said...

I've been to that pub twice! Great place!

claudie said...

What a funny story!
I would like to be there and see the scene!
Juste un petit coucou! I am a busy girl again since i started to work this morning! But but I want still good time and drive away to the beach!!! Come on my blog if you want to discover where I take my bath!
A domano for cOT

Pamela said...

there was an old lady who swallowed a spider that wriggled, and jiggled, and wiggled in side her.

(from a song our kids sang!)

(I can just imagine what I would order if I tried to speak a 2nd language)

Sandy said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing this.

DianeCA said...

I thought for sure you had walked in on a wedding or a funeral or something hehehe. I am not very fond of spider, but that beer sure looks good! I loved the pubs in Brussels! We sat in Leffa's and had a Leffa Blonde, and that is now one of my favorites!!

Karmyn R said...

hahaha - very funny story.

jientje said...

They say it heals arthritis!

Beckie said...

Wonderful story!

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

LOVE London!!

LOVE "spider".

I'm totally going to order some the next time I'm in London. That'll give them something else to laugh at besides my Texas accent.

Sauntering Soul said...

Hee hee! That sounds like something I would do.

Faye said...

Does one drink "spider" all year round in your country? We mostly just wait for the fall in the U.S. I still love your look though--much better than the uptight suits.

ChrisB said...

You are a good sport, hope someone treated you to that glass of spider!

Melli said...

hehehe... that really IS all you can do! Just laugh! It WAS funny! Good for you!

Alison said...

great story!! I love it!!

Junebug said...

Gattina,
When I visited London, I stayed in the Sherlock Holmes hotel on Baker Street. They had a bar. Is that the same one as this one pictured?