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Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Albert Memorial doesn't match your eyes

Many of our staff are imbued with the work of Harold Pinter and N.F.Simpson
"What's that Christmas card doing on that table over there?"

"Still? Oh it's that card T.Aldous brought us."

"It's a nice picture on the card."

"Oh aye, it's a nice card but what's it doing on there still?"

"Which card?"

"The one on that table."

"Isn't that the card T.Aldous got us for Christmas?"

"That's the one. It's a nice card."

"Oh, it's a nice card right enough. He told me so every lunch time."

"He told everyone. Every time I came in here he was telling somebody that he'd bought that card and wasn't it a nice picture."

"It is a nice picture, though."

"I wonder why it's still there."


"That card."

"It's a Christmas card. What's it still doing on there?"

"That's what we were wondering."

"Nice picture."

"Why hasn't it been thrown away with all the other cards?"

"Perhaps it's a shrine to his retirement."


wendy house said...


But how nice is it, the card, on the table, over there.


Kevin Musgrove said...

It's a view


of Sidcup


Macy said...



Nice card.

Pat said...

Harold is alive and well and living in Helminthdale.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Yep. It's an icon of T.Aldous. When he's gone you'll be kissing it as you file past it every morning.

(I refuse to do Pinter, sorry, he makes me scream).

geraldgee said...

Good,but poor plot.

St Jude said...

I'm saying nowt... was I there when you had that conversation? Don't be mocking Sidcup, it's a place of culture! Panache! and a ruddy great pop making factory. His Lordship used to run it, I'm betting T Aldous snaffled one of their Christmas Cards with the pop belcher on the front.

You should frame it.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Macy: (pause)

Pat: oh no, it's quite bad enough as it is. Harold Pinter as well would be far too much.

Gadjo: me too. I think that's why this struck a chord.

Geraldgee: it needs rotavating.

St Jude: (-:

The Topiary Cow said...

Head is spinning now thank you for ruining my wine buzz...

Pat said...

I taped the tribute to Pinter and watched it last night. I'd forgotten he could be humorous.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Ms Cow: sorry! It wasn't any better under tea, I promise.

Pat: so did he.

syncopated eyeball said...

That brought forth huge cackling laugh from me! I'm very fond of Mr Pinter's plays.