Sunday, October 21, 2007

Hooray Henry!

One day last week I was on my way home from work having had a tremendously shitty day. I had been waiting for the 149 for what seemed like an age and let's just say that I wasn't feeling my usual chipper-self. The bus arrived, it was packed. I was jostled on and had the pleasure of being up close and personal with a guy with the biggest beer gut I'd ever seen and the most unacceptable b.o. that really should only be dealt with by quarantine. Let's say I was feeling a little irked.

So when I overheard a girl's conversation on her mobile phone about what she had been up to recently, I couldn't believe my luck. A bad day turned into a gem!

"No, I missed the England/France match....yeah, gutting, I was out with my boyfriend. What? Oh, a masonic ball...yeah, his family are. They have them every so often to honour their ladies. People dress up and every five seconds the blokes raise a toast to, well, their lady. I mean it was weird, but kinda fun....Yeah yeah cigars....But they did have a raffle and I won third prize....Oh it was this monstrosity of a diamante necklace but Charlie won first prize which was this massive plasma TV. He just carried it home under his arm - amazing."

I couldn't quite believe what I was hearing. I mean I knew the Masons did some freaky misogynistic shit but a ball for their ladies? Also, I couldn't help wonder if this particular lady was lost. Was she aware that she was heading in the opposite direction of W8? But the best was still to come - I couldn't make it up.

"I mean, there was one saving grace of missing the rugby. At the end of the night all the women were given pashminas which was lovely...yeah, I know, it was gorgeous, a really lovely sky blue...."

She got a pashmina folks. Of course she did. What else could be more appropriate? As I got off the bus my heavy heart had been lifted. It's good to know that elitism is alive and well in Britain. Let's hear it for posh people. Charrs!


Anonymous said...

It's good to see you back on the air, OC

Darlin' said...

Posh people on the 149! What on earth is the world coming to?