Friday, August 17, 2007

Disappointment


Today I am going to deal with disappointment.

I know that in today’s society we should all be protected from disappointment, not for health and safety reasons just because we cannot handle it. As an example kids today are only being told how good they are and not being told that they are bad at something. We all know that we are all different and thank God that we are… Imagine a football team with 11 David Beckhams…great crosses but not much more…I am sorry David I know you have much more talent, when it comes to football, but the fact is that your pin point delivery is out of this world…

Anyway today when it is 30 years since Elvis died I have been disappointed. I am with the family in Sweden for a brief visit and sitting down watching Swedish television on a Thursday evening is dire, boring or just plainly crap. So tonight at least there would be some Elvis stuff on the television. Well the evening started badly with my brother the chef calling to say that the BBQ was off due to rai, so no ribs marinated in maple syrup, mustard and spices a family recepie…then I got the blame for bringing the rain with me from Gloucestershire, this was the first disappointment…

So we had to go to Swedish pizzeria and order some pizzas, you see my mother is a big fan of Elvis and booked ONE ticket for herself to go and see a concert in Helsingborg at a church, where a 50 strong choir was singing Elvis most famous gospel songs…so me and Mrs E was dog and dad sitting…my mum even named the bloody yappy dog Elvis…and no he cannot yap “Houndog”…

Back to pizza…Sweden as you know is famous for a couple of food items, namely meatballs and pickled herring, so I was off to that famous Swedish pizzeria in the village, in Sweden, which is run but that famous pizza chef, Mohammed, from Turkey…didn’t even know that they did pizzas in Turkey…But guess what? In a village of only 3,500 people they have 64 different pizzas, sad to say that none of them were a mixture of local Swedish, Italian, Turkish cuisine kebab pizza with pickled herring…they did in fact have a kebab pizza…

On the way home, walking distance, the skies opened and I got drenched…the pizzas got even more soggy but the good thing it would go well with the “canoe-sex-beer” they sell in the normal supermarket ( you know F***ing close to water)…what a meal…that was disappointment number two…

Dinner finished and we settled down for an evening of television viewing and I asked my dad where the paper was so we could read the television pages…he duly explained that because the paper is expensive (they are pensioners) so they share the paper with the neighbour, very clever…my parents have the paper in the morning and the neighbour has it in the evening (so we had no bloody television pages)…and as it turned out my parents do not have a digital television service so no EPG (Electronic Programme Guide). We finally settled in for a programme on Discovery channel which lasted for one and half hour…a programme about the workings of a combine harvester…in Swedish…12 minutes into the programme Mrs E was fast asleep and my father was running a side commentary about a combine harvester he repaired 25 years ago and remembered all the details…the fascinating thing was how the cockpit was always flat and the proved it by placing a cup of coffee on the instrument panel…gripping stuff… disappointment number three…

Now take this all into account that I had taken Mrs E to look at a potential property in the village which we wanted to buy…a large property, which look fantastic on the outside and I persuaded her to come with me to see it as future investment. She had seen the pictures but none from the inside, she insisted that she wanted to see pictures from the inside of the house before jetting off…this, I said, would be no problem the inside is excellent, I have been told so…well she was right and I was wrong…we should have gotten some pictures because beauty on the outside does not mean beauty on the inside...so that was the last disappointment of the day…

By the way…Did you know a combine harvester can empty 8 tons of grains in only 2.5 minutes and that is enough for 14,000 loafs…fascinating…

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1 Comments:

Blogger Big Buzzard said...

Shit, what a day.

If it's any consolation, every day I have right now is amazing, 'cos I had a kidney transplant 10 days ago from a very good friend. I feel 20 years younger, so look out world!

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