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Name & Nature (standard:travel stories, 183 words)
Author: John AhernAdded: Sep 06 2002Views/Reads: 2599/1Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The first story from the not yet written book 'Diary Of A Hitch-Hiker'. Just one of many strange tales rattling around inside my head.

Name & Nature 

I once knew a woman in Scotland who had the nefarious distinction that
her name and her personality were a contradiction in terms—a double hit 
of bad luck, you might say. 

She was not only ‘feeble' aesthetically (though not physically,) but by
name as well; that is to say she was of slight and delicate build and 
her name was Mrs Phi (Philomena) Bull. 

But her personality was far from 'fi-bull', in fact it was HORRENDOUS 
after  a few pints of lager & lime, to which she had easy access in her 
employ as a barmaid in a Highland hotel. 

One night I watched two men, one of them sporting a crutch, having a
joke at her expense, calling out “Hey Phyllis—a pint”; FILL-US-A-PINT! 
...  (get it?). 

She eventually lost her temper and climbed over the bar, pushed the lame
one off his stool, grabbed his crutch before he hit the floor and used 
it to bang his companion across the ear -'WHACK!' 

I guess the moral here is ‘never judge a book by it's cover NOR by it's


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