|Name & Nature (standard:travel stories, 183 words)|
|Author: John Ahern||Added: Sep 06 2002||Views/Reads: 2599/1||Story 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 name!' Tweet
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