Tuesday 19 August 2014

Ahoy hoy

About a month ago my oldest friend was visiting Plymouth. That same weekend I had a birthday party to go to, but I didn’t know what time the party would be until I knew where it would be held, and I didn’t know where it would be held until we knew if it would be raining

My friend has spent the last thirty five years honing his skill at making fun of me and he’s now an absolute virtuoso. He asked me what time my video date[1] was, and when I said "I don’t know, it's weather dependent" he said "What the hell is it? Short wave radio?" he then picked up an imaginary microphone, pressed in the switch and said "Breaker breaker, this is Roundhead[2] calling Wonky-eye[3], Roundhead calling Wonky-eye, come in. Over."
[1 My girlfriend lives thousands of miles away]
[2 I had to be circumcised as an adult]
[3 My girlfriend has a lazy eye]

To my shame I used exactly that form of words this weekend in a message to see if she was online. She was. To her credit she didn't seem to be offended or upset, and she came back with more pretend radio traffic chit chat.

Richard "Ionospheric Reflection" B

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