Wine and beer we’ll drink without fear,
We’ll drink a success to The Innocent Hare. (Trad. song)
Our good friends Q and A meet about once a month to go for a meal. Today, we find them in Herman’s Hermitage, just next door to Hernando’s Hideaway in Norton Throssle.
(Should be somewhere like Horton Heath in Hampshire to keep the alliteration going. Ed.
Yes, but they never went there.
Well, they never went to Norton Throssle, either. You made it up!
Sound of keyboard being trashed. Other noises off…)
A is checking out the snacks menu, while Q rhapsodises philosophically over the a la carte.
Q: A fine meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.
A. Yeah, but meat pie without beer is just bloody queer.
Q and A are a couple of friends of long standing. Their sense of reality becomes a little warped after The Second Pint (there should be a link to a song here, but I haven’t written it yet), and they have to keep warning each other,’Don’t Go Beyond The Handrail‘. (Yeah, it’s another link. I’ve written the song but it’s not been published.[smiley face indicating wry acceptance of the vagaries of fate, with just a tinge of irony and a dash of sarcasm bitters for a full-bodied flavour and no sunglasses- couldn’t find that one on my iPad] A truly hilarious incident,but you had to have been there to appreciate it. Helps if you had had more than 2 pints.)
NB. TEFL teachers -do not try sentences like this in class!
Q said,” What’s he about?”
A said,” Who? ”
Q said, ” Him.”
A said, “Him?'”
Q said, ‘Yes!’
A said ‘So?’
Q said ,”Must be your round!”
A said ‘Who?’
Q said ‘You!’
A said ‘Me?’
Q said ‘Yes!’
A said ‘No!’
(With apologies to Robb Wilton – Backanswers)