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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Straight from the little Mexican donkey's mouth himself

Frog is back from a few days' holiday and already delighted by a conversation he's just had with Mary.

"I was looking everywhere for the A4 flipchart holder the other day. I found it in the end but if I'd had your mobile 'phone number I could have called you to ask you if you knew who'd had it."

Besides the intrusion on Frog's holiday, I don't see why she couldn't have bought another flipchart holder, it wouldn't have broken the bank. Needless to say, he didn't let her have the number.

"She bloody would have done it!" he says.


Gadjo Dilo said...

Instead of getting a flip-chart couldn't she have mimed what she wanted to say? There's far too much writing these days and not enough action.

The Topiary Cow said...


Yup. Topiary follows a strict need-to-know basis for her phone number.


Lavinia said...

Seems to me that everyone is missing the point. Which is, why is Britain still using A4 paper? Didn't that size go out with the middle ages? The 8 and a half by 11 is much more streamlined and efficient in the photocopier on this side of the Atlantic.

Kevin Musgrove said...

gd: Frog's mime for the occasion was pretty good.

Ms. Cow: quite right, too!

Lavinia: pish tush! (-: We are communitaire and so default to A4 so as to make it easier to buy cheap reams of paper that have fallen off the back of a lorry at Dover.

megwyn said...

we're still chalking on slates

:: Wendy :: said...

We've started writing on windows to avoid the A4 (terrible traffic) problem.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Wendy! That's what walls are for! (-:

Lavinia said...

Kevin, in what language did you reply to my comment? It vaguely, sort of, resembles English....I mean, the letters are the same...but it all reads Greek to me! Translation please?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Lavinia: the theory is that if we have standard "European" sizes of whatever then all commodities can be sold easily across the whole European Union. Don't try and make any sense of that: there isn't any. The important thing is that we all end up using and buying things in sizes and volumes determined by the French because if we choose anything else they'll only do their own thing anyway. Hence A4 paper 70cl bottles of whatever and metricated athletics events.