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!

2 comments:

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?