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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin D View Post
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    ^ Is that you French Fire Engine?

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    bless people who feel weirdly obliged to answer the phone in a comedy fashion. I find it really sweet, like they're fulfilling a minor duty to make you chuckle.

    John Eden always does this, with a faux-posh 'helleeeeeeeew'. Another mate often answers the phone by shouting 'SHUT UP' which is funnier than it looks written down.

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    the bless bless man on tube, who i've seen more than a couple of times
    he could be the personification of this thread
    he's an old chap, gets on the train (exclusively victoria line maybe?) and then cavorts down the carriage doing a sign of the cross and muttered blessing to each & every passenger...
    of course this gallivanting is studiously ignored by a fair proportion of grumpy london punters, but it proper broke the tube-ice when he started singing a wee hymn or something this evening ... copious blessings all round
    as a result i ended my journey swapping numbers with a total random bloke sitting next to me who works for bentv ... cool
    thanks blessbless man

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    Quote Originally Posted by STN View Post
    bless people who feel weirdly obliged to answer the phone in a comedy fashion. I find it really sweet, like they're fulfilling a minor duty to make you chuckle.

    John Eden always does this, with a faux-posh 'helleeeeeeeew'. Another mate often answers the phone by shouting 'SHUT UP' which is funnier than it looks written down.
    heh my aunty famously does this for real, then when she finds out it's only you calling she tones it back down with a 'o it's you hullo'

    overheard mobile convo on overground the other day
    "hello
    who is this?
    how did you get my number?
    i have to tell you this is most inappropriate
    please do not call me again
    goodbye"

    don't know who or what it could be about ... a bit intriguing

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    Quote Originally Posted by STN View Post
    bless people who feel weirdly obliged to answer the phone in a comedy fashion. I find it really sweet, like they're fulfilling a minor duty to make you chuckle.
    this made me think of my mate who sometimes answers his phone with "Hello, the Savoy Grill" in a haughty, officious kind of way. he seems to think it's the funniest thing in the world, always struck me bizarre.... anyway, blesss

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    Sitting in a cafe on your own during a lunchbreak. Taking your time, watching the world go by, appreciating the coffee.

    I had a friend who theorized that breaks from work for eating, shitting, drinking and smoking are satisfying because they represent the purely carnal and biological reclaiming your being from the Capitalist Machine.

    Also it's a cracking little independent place with good French food and nice coffee and you can pretend you're living in Paris. Having proper hot food in a cafe on your own is an added bit of self-indulgence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    heh my aunty famously does this for real, then when she finds out it's only you calling she tones it back down with a 'o it's you hullo'

    overheard mobile convo on overground the other day
    "hello
    who is this?
    how did you get my number?
    i have to tell you this is most inappropriate
    please do not call me again
    goodbye"

    don't know who or what it could be about ... a bit intriguing
    other end of the phone:

    "hello, daaave?
    is that daave?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004 View Post
    other end of the phone:

    "hello, daaave?
    is that daave?"
    Ha, brilliant. I saw a doc about that show with the guys on it explaining where some of the characters came from. Steve Pemberton lived with at least one of the other guys when he was a student and they had this crazy Greek landlord called Mr Papalazarou (q.v.) who'd ring them and always say "Ello Steve!", because Pemberton was the only one he spoke to. If Pemberton wasn't there, the guy who'd answered the phone would say "Sorry, this is [x], Steve isn't in", and the Mr P would sound disappointed - "Oh..." - then suddenly rally: "Is Steve there?".
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    Yes! Romanian though, I think (may be wrong)? Only being pedantic cos I was chatting about holidaying in Romania last night with a friend....very singular country

    Edit: Nope, you're right, it's Greek - I could swear it was Romanian. Maybe I just wanted to talk about Romania.
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    Bless the person who made these:



    I want a set!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    the bless bless man on tube, who i've seen more than a couple of times
    he could be the personification of this thread
    he's an old chap, gets on the train (exclusively victoria line maybe?) and then cavorts down the carriage doing a sign of the cross and muttered blessing to each & every passenger...
    of course this gallivanting is studiously ignored by a fair proportion of grumpy london punters, but it proper broke the tube-ice when he started singing a wee hymn or something this evening ... copious blessings all round
    as a result i ended my journey swapping numbers with a total random bloke sitting next to me who works for bentv ... cool
    thanks blessbless man
    Think i've seen this guy, maybe a different eccentric, came around the tube when i was with my sister and said

    'Brother look after your sister
    Sister look after your brother
    Blessings'

    or something similar and walked on...cool guy

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    The bless yardie construction workers who flagged me down yesterday when i was cycling past home @ lunch to give me my bank card that i had dropped in front of them when i rode past in the morning. On the way back I gave him a spliff for his troubles. Faith in humanity semi restored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Bless the person who made these:



    I want a set!
    All I need is some (Jamie) Foxx's biscuits

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    Rich people who aren't heartless right-wing cunts.

    Where would the world be at the moment without them?

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