I had to go down to the village earlier.
While I was down there, I thought I would drop into the Drugstore [or pharmacy or chemist or whatever it’s called these days] as I was running low in tranquilisers for Herself.
As I was waiting in the shop, I noticed a wee typed sign standing on the counter. It was a reminder of all the things you need to bring on holiday. There was the Basic Pack which was fair enough. It contained all the usual shit that people bring. Then there were other subcategories like Sport and “Bar and Restaurant” which required additional stuff on top of the Basic Pack.
Bar and Restaurant? I was intrigued. I read it to see what I should be bringing if I intended to have a jar.
They advised that I would need scissors, burn lotion, splints, bandages and a load of other stuff, including an eye patch. No mention of headache pills though. Maybe that was in the Basic Pack?
I’m not quite sure what use an eye patch would be?
Leastwise, it looks like they drink in my type of bar…..
The eye patch is for dressing up as a pirate. If you like the look of the table next to you in a restaurant, you can throw over a rope you’ve fashioned out of a few napkins and shout: “prepare to be boarded!” I’ve tried this a few times when eating-out and only once have I had my head kicked in.
Eye patch for if you get a black eye in a bar fight ?
Gammagoblin – Don’t go in much for the pirate thingy but I can see it has possibilities. Got a spare parrot?
TT – That sounds plausable. You like the same kind of bar too?
I think the eye patch is in case you get into a fight in a pirate bar. This way things will be even if you’re fighting someone with an eye patch of their own.
“Ooo arrrr. I can fight ee with one eye tied behind my back”
GD…Did you pick up one of those sport packs, just in case you are injured in a sporting event? Or even when watching one?
How kind it is of you to think about Herself’s well-being. What a Prince!
Em…. no Johnny’s to protect the wee fireman !!!
Or is that what the eye-patch is for
I’m boggling a bit at the ‘splints’? Broken leg? – set it yourself!
Willie – Anything with the word ‘sport’ in it is completely ignored. I would have deleted your comment on that basis, but you had the grace to recognise me as a true philanthropist.
John – Johnnys? Jayzus!! Are you in the habit of screwing in bars and restaurants?
Welcome Meltemian! Frankly I am a bit bemused by the entire list. Now if they had listed Aspirin and something to settle the stomach I wouldn’t have passed comment at all. Very weird.