All entries for Sunday 18 May 2008
May 18, 2008
Kempy's Phone Is In Derby
There was an old man in the pub and his hat had a large hole in the brim. He said “sometimes I like to pretend it’s a bullet hole”, with the air of one who regrets that fate has thus far not dealt him opportunity for heroics in a wild west shoot-out. And then he leant forward and asked me, “how are you going to tell your friends that you have left your phone in Derby and that, should they wish to tell of their undying love for you, this should not be communicated by text message?” And I replied, “I shall post an entry on my blog”. But he persisted, “will your readers not feel cheated that they have travelled far and wide for tales of adventure and are greeted only by a mundane entry about mobile phones?” And this troubled me so much that I had to invent a man in a pub with a hole in his hat.