Saturday, 17 May 2008


Wanted: urgent elocution lessons for Australian woman living in Hertfordshire
(must be pronounced HEARTfordsheer not Hurtfordshire).
It's happened again. Went into WH Smith to inquire about a phone card. The conversation went like this.
Twit at Counter: CanielpU?
Me: Ah yes, do you sell phone cards?
Tac: puzzled silence
Me: phone cards...for the telephone
Tac: wadyouwanitforthepubinnit?
Me: sorry? No a card for the phone so I can call people (do a brief mime of inserting card into phone and dialling)
Tac: (Look of realisation )No, we don't sell those.
Mrs Harmer where are you?

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