I just got home and the phone went. I put my boots back on and went to the callout. 

I did get it fixed, but it was late now and I was close to eating the rubber handles from my gland pliers, what else was I to do. You have to run the gauntlet of MacDonalds, Pizza Hut, Burger King and a Dominos Take Away to get to the KFC.  They’re trying to hide it, so obviously that’s where I’m going to go. Wee spicy chicken things on sticks, fries and a proper coffee “to go” gave me the strength to drive the 30 miles home.

What did we do before all these glittery emporiums of marketing friendly fare existed? We only had chippies I think.
There wasn’t a chippy. I would have gone to a chippy if there was a queue in it, a good barometer of quality that.

10 thoughts on “Oasis”

  1. //gags. wretches. pukes into wastepaper bin.

    Let me get this straight. You drove *past* Dominos to get to KFC???

  2. I didn’t see the take-away until I was driving back out, but I would have eaten a salted rigger boot by that point anyway :o)

  3. In the old days no one had heard of customer service. If someone had called you, you’d have told them to sod off and wait till morning, thus negating the need for any take-away establishment.

    Having said that, I’ve just got in from Tesco’s at 11pm after buying sweetie and sausage roll supplies for tomorrows trip to Malham, so I’m not knocking late night consumerism.

  4. Hmmm – the good lady and I are contemplating subscribing to British gas’ annual boiler ‘package’, but I’m a bit worried about the 24 hour emergency engeneer being asleep on the top of a Munro when the system packs up in the middle of the night

  5. Nah, they guys sit in their vans, poised to try and extract money from customers by saying they need a new boiler.

    A lessez fair freelancer like myself may be late, but will fix you up good :o)

  6. How far will you travel? We’re only 4 hours away!! ;O)

    And think of the stop-offs you could try on your way back… Pennines, Bowland, Yorkshire Dales, Howgills, Lakes, Moffat Hills…. tempted?

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