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I wonder how it turned out....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 20 Dec 2007.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    London, 1991, Xmas eve, 4.55pm. Drunk guy wandering up the high street, asking peeps (incl me) if they knew where he could "get a f*ckin' turkey from. The wife'll bl00dy kill me". I have no idea how it turned out, but it gives me both a sense of dread and schadenfreude. :biggrin::thumbsup:
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    When I worked at Bejam (later Iceland), we used to get people coming in at 4pm on Christmas Eve wanting a 20lb turkey. The damn thing would take 3 days to defrost!

    Your story remeind me of the time Mum and I travelled back on a train from a day out in London that had coincided with the Leicester Tigers being in the Rugby cup final at Twickenham. The train was packed with dismal rugby fans (we lost, to Bath, in the final moments), all pissed as newts, but very nice and middle class, so no worries, they were just hilarious. We ended up chatting to them, and then one guy got up just before Market Harborough to get off and asked my Mum "I told my wife I'd be home by 8 (it was 9.30 by now), do you think she'll be cross?" Mum said, maybe, but perhaps if you are very sorry, she'll understand. "Hmm, " he said, "acutally, it's not so much the wife, it's the 6 dinner guests...."

    She agreed, he might be in hot water.
     
  3. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    Arch, how did you go from Bejam to university? Did you have the A-levels, or did you have to start from scratch?

    Just being nosey!
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Maybe she'd put her studies on ice...? :thumbsup:
     
  5. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    The last turkey in the shop ?
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I had 'A' levels, but only 2 E's - hence ending up at Bejam "until I decided what I wanted to do".. 12 years later I came to York... I'm very good at getting stuck in ruts and not fulfilling my potential :biggrin:

    But for the last 6 years of working there, I was doing an Open University degree part time in Mixed Humanities - no A levels required for that really. I only got a third, but I suspect it was that degree that got me my place at York. Now I'm Arch Ba, BSc (1st class:thumbsup:D, MSc, and dammit, one day I will be Dr....
     
  7. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    and me!!!! snap!
     
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    What are yours? Mine are biology and Chemistry, I failed maths...
     
  9. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    Blimey! no wonder you're running a bit short of steam...
     
  10. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    errr, english and latin....

    i did get a's at o' level for them mind, i just kinda gave up in my last year....
     
  11. Four Ds at A level for me (geography, business studies, English and, er, general studies, since you don't ask). Just enough to scrape into Wolverhampton Poly, where I failed the first year and was allowed to resit my exams by the skin of my teeth. Then I formed a six year relationship with one of my lecturers and finished up with a 2:i and an M.Sc. Then I got my HGV licence and I've never looked back. What a watse of time my academic career turned out to be.;)