Monday, 16 June 2008

Black Jack

CHLOE UPDATE here. Thanks be to God (that's the Irish in me) everything seems to be going well up to now.

Lastnight the Football Fanatic went out with Jack.
(You remember Jack - face like a Greek god, posh apartment, posh car, season ticket......)

They're still just good friends.


Anyway, I got a text:

At the casino. J's just paid £23 for 2 drinks.

Given that £23 would keep this entire family in drinks for a week, and certain therefore that they must be laced with heroin or some other expensive substance I texted back:

What sort of drinks?


Vodka and coke and a Jack Daniels

Somewhat relieved, I replied:

For 23 quid, I'd want a bloke called Jack Daniels thrown in.

I was relating this tale at the coffee morning after Mass today.
Amid various nods of agreement, an old lady at the back piped up:

'For twenty three quid I'd want him to stay the night and cook the breakfast next morning'.

Tsk. Tsk.

Straight out of Mass as well.

Who'd have thought it?


Mrs. Fox said...

That's okay, during the homily on Sunday our priest talked about trying to set up beer kegs behind the altar for Father's Day. :)

Kitty said...

You've got to watch those old 'uns: they're the worst ;-) x

Jeni said...

Out of the mouths of babes AND old ladies too, huh? I'd have to say she's right though and I like that old lady's train of thought!

Mrs. Fox said...

Jacki, thanks for your comment on my post. And to explain, I'm Episcopalian - Catholic Light, if you will. :)

Akelamalu said...

£23 for two drinks - Crikey!!!

ciara said...

ha ha i like the old lady :) i'm not sure how much 23 quids is, but i'm thinking that's a lot of money for a drink is that more than 10 u.s. dollars?? lol

Mac McLernon said...

Ciara, at today's exchange rate, £23 is about $46 !

Alison Boon said...

It's the quiet ones you have to watch. Still she had a point, I think I might have wanted a bit more for 23 quid as well.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Sounds like a fiesty one! And I'm not sure how much a quid is...guess I'll need to Google it!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Yikes! I just got back from Google! That's 45 US dollars. Holy Smokes!!! For two drinks! This guy must be in love with your daughter!

qualcosa di bello said...

i second the old lady in the back!!

scrappysue said...

must have been some fancy club! love the comment at mass.

Anonymous said...

What the heck. Must be love.

So WHY, oh, why are they "just friends?" That was a heroic deed, that.
Maybe she'll come around... here's hoping.

Kit Brookside said...

Oh to be young...good for Gentleman Jack on the drinks, but in my old age, no matter what i can afford and how posh the place, I'm increasingly of the belief that taking the money and running off to a rooftop with some really nice $45/bottle wine would be a far more romantic way to spend it!

Maggie May said...

£23 doesn't go far today, does it! I remember when we first got married the average wage was £13!!!!! Imagine today spending two weeks money on a few drinks!
Oh don't start me off!

Liz said...

Eeek... for $40 in the states I could drink beer for a very long time. And hubs could drink for about five days. :)

Oh well, at least the guy isnt stingy with his money. My sisters believe that's the one thing that's unacceptable in a date, tight fistedness. :)

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Thank you for the update on Chloe, little darling. And your Football Fanatic seems to be having a good time with Mr. Gorgeous. Margot :-)