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Monday, January 04, 2010

Slinging the mince pie up the lavender passage

The spending freeze is starting to bite. For the first time in recorded history there are less than a dozen boxes in the fire escape corridor without there being a fire inspector on the premises. In fact, there are so few of them they could be stored in the dispatch room, but for the arrival this morning of a load of Confidential Waste bins.

Could it be that T.Aldous is going to clear his office before retiring?

11 comments:

Jimmy Bastard said...

I had to chuckle at the descriptive vocabulary used to form such a wonderful title.

A hat tip to you sir.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Thank you sir. I'm convinced it's a quotation, or a conflation of quotations, but can't source it.

Pat said...

The lavender passage has my imagination running riot.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Hmm, yes, it does sound vaguely familiar to me too - perhaps I overheard it in the Commando Club, Paddington.

nursemyra said...

Isn't "mince pies" rhyming slang for "eyes"?

wendy house said...

gosh. things are getting quite exciting. Confidential waste from Libraries? Secretive librarians, are they an under(book)cover organisation? Who will be the next 007?

KAZ said...

So you didn't mean Ian Lavender then.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Pat: we look to you to keep the smutty elements in check!

Gadjo: it'll be that Gordon, then.

Nursemyra: it is, but I'm not going to speculate any further than that, due to timidity on my part.

Wendy: the invoices, contracts, job application forms, etc. count as confidential waste. Knowing T.Aldous he'll have Methuselah's retirement forms in his office somewhere.

Kaz: I hope not!

Macy said...

It is his office he might be clearing? Not orifice?? Just a thought occasioned by the lavender passage....

Kevin Musgrove said...

Oooh... Macy!

nursemyra said...

I don't believe you're timid for one minute!