282. Should auld acquaintance be unfollowed….
“Do you think that if I stopped looking at Twitter and Facebook, I’d get my book finished quicker?”
“No,” says ActorLaddie.
“No. I think that unless you stop looking at Twitter and Facebook, you’ll never get your book started.”
More brutally honest than I was hoping for. Still.
222. What’s that you say?
“But you’ve been selling me a National Express ticket to Birmingham every weekend for months! Why not now?”
Mrs Travel-Centre is of a certain age and traditional build. Well, that’s not exactly how YoungLochinvar later describes her, but then he was speaking with the brutality of youth: a youth, moreover, already cutting it fine to get his coach to Birmingham.
139. Should auld acquaintance…?
“Is that someone at the door?” says GenialHostess. The hubbub dies down; then we hear the door being knocked.
It is RuggerMan, whose height and dark hair win him the annual honour of being shoved out into the cold on the stroke of midnight.