Thursday, December 11, 2008

Recipe for Water

I went to a Poems & Pints night tonight except there were no pints. It was in my old college and every so often a couple of us who were on the MA course together try to attend. We thought it was the end of term readings from students but there was a guest poet, Gillian Clarke, who happens to be the National Poet for Wales. She was jolly good. I liked her poetry - it was very accessible and not too long - and she did very good chatty bits in-between.

We'd all taken some nibbles or drinks and, at the end I was hovering near the food table, trying to grab the last few Cadbury's Fingers when a woman picked up the box and put in a bag. I thought she was taking it home with her but then she said, 'Do you know where I can get rid of this rubbish?'

Rubbish?!!! That was half a box of Cadbury's Fingers she was talking about! Kelly and I said, 'Yes, we'll eat them!'

What is the world coming to?


DeeJay said...

Sounds to me as though she realised she had been caught out in her act of pilfering the choccie biccies and was trying to cover it up

Did you get them back??

Anonymous said...

have to be quick at these sort of things! Who got them in the end?

pleased you had a good evening :0)

Furtheron said...

White or milk Chocolate... or those ones with the extra chrunch?

I'm showing far too much knowledge of Cadbury Chocolate fingers here aren't I?

This woman - do you have her details? I'll send the boys round to make sure she doesn't do it again :-)

Puss-in-Boots said...

A recipe for water? Riiiight.

As for that lady nicking the chocolate fingers...give her some water, preferably enough to drown in. What sacrilege...rubbish indeed!

Dragonstar said...

Sacrilege is right! This is chocolate we're talking about here!

jams o donnell said...

The very thought that choccy fingers could ever be rubbish!

James Higham said...

No pints! How appalling.

Anonymous said...

She is good. Met her when she came to our writers' group in Llanelli in 1979. I still have signed copy of 'The Sundial'... just went to look and it is in front of me.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

A recipe for water - we could do with that here! Throwing away Cadbury's fingers?!! - Some people have no taste!

Liz said...

I got them of course!! But can you imagine her mindset? No, unimaginable.

Milk chocolate, furtheron

Jay said...

What?? Well, you know lots of poets are considered only borderline sane, don't you? LOL!

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