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[Jul. 9th, 2009|02:13 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Here's some good old fashioned misogyny from Australia!

At lunchtime, I went and bought a copy of the new Viz, then bought a pork sandwich on Borough Market and went to sit in the grounds of Southwell Cathedral to eat it. After I'd finished eating I was sitting reading when some bloke came up and stated talking to me. He had a strong foreign accent and it was hard to tell what he was saying, but I worked out that he wanted change for a £2 coin. The only problem was that the coin he had in his hands was fairly obviously a €2 coin and not a £2 coin. If he was trying to con me, he was terrible at it. When I pointed out that it was euros, he moved on to trying to get me to give him two fivers for a tenner (which I didn't have, but wouldn't have done anyway) and then sat down next to me. The benches in the cathedral grounds are divided into two, so that two people can sit in each half but they'd want to know each other well. This bloke plonked himself into the small gap and started showing me a tube map, and saying something indistinguishable. Then he burned me with his cigarette and got ash all over my clothes. I still don't really know if he was a really bad conman of some kind, or just a confused tourist, but that kind of thing's beyond the pale and I told him so in short order. He cleared off apologetically, but really!

Other than this, the week has been quite good. On Monday night I went out for a curry at the excellent Indian Rasoi in Fortis Green, on Tuesday I went to see the Lucksmiths at the Luminaire and last night I went to Karaoke Circus, which was great as ever, if not better. Tonight I'm going out for a work meat at a Peruvian restaurant and tomorrow, if I have any energy left, I'm thinking of going to Quacks and Cures at the Wellcome Collection. Or I might just come home from work and collapse from exhaustion, as per for a Friday night these days.

[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-07-09 01:55 pm (UTC)
that's a wonderful link!
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[User Picture]From: oursin
2009-07-09 02:27 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's real Peruvian unless they serve guinea-pig!

I'm not sure I'd turn up anywhere where live leeches were one of the USPs - you might end up taking one home as a pet.
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