Sunday, October 05, 2008

A sure-fire method

Last night Husband and I plus my uncle and fifteen others went for a meal in a restaurant in Mumbles. While we were there we were visited by a lady - let's call her Jane - who was collecting for charity. She's well-known in the area and has raised over £1 million pounds for different charities (and has been awarded an MBE).

She is instantly recognisable because she always wears her trademark sombrero, but last night she was also wearing football shorts and wellies.

My cousin's wife, Anne, knows Jane well as they live in the same village. Anne explained just how Jane has become such a successful collector. 'Just before closing time, she goes round the pubs,' Anne said. 'She goes up to the men, grabs them between the legs and says, "Your money or your balls."'

Apparently Jane has been invited to join Rhodri Morgan, Welsh First Minister, in a box at one of autumn rugby internationals. I hope the cameras will be there when they meet.

13 comments:

Suburbia said...

Hi Liz, just got your comment which made me laugh. Are you blogging into the ether again?!

leslie said...
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leslie said...

Sorry that was me. I didn't say it right.

I meant to say, Gee, that's one way to make them put out. ;)

Puss-in-Boots said...

And being guys...they coughed up...so to speak!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I can't believe she gets away with it, if it were a man doing that to a woman, all hell would let loose......

Its good that she has raised a lot of money though.

Gill in Canada

Rose said...

Well, that's one way to collect money for a good cause! (Leslie was much cleverer than I.)

Ole Phat Stu said...

I suppose the male equivalent would be known as a snatch-bagger?

Amanda said...

Absoluty nothing witty to say... still sniggering ;0)

Amanda said...

Absoluty nothing witty to say... still sniggering ;0)

Dragonstar said...

I think this may be one of those "no comment" moments! Swansea has its share of characters.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Haha! Good for her. Hope Rhodri survives.

Liz said...

Suburbia, it's the best place for me!

Indeed, leslie, and they do!

Yes, robyn, they did.

gill, she is the last of the real village characters and everyone knows her. But as you say, a man had better not try it on the girls!

rose, it's certainly a very effective way, rose.

yes, thank you, stu.

we did laugh when Anne told us, amanda.

Not many characters left now though, dragonstar.

I shall watch on for her on the television, welshcakes. I'm not sure if he knows of her collecting methods.

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