Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Paul Farmer ventures inside London pub!


On Tuesday I met some school friends in Ye Old Bank of England in Fleet Street. Contrary to common belief I am not an abstainer, and am more than capable of a few jars with friends. Having never been to this hostelry before, I was impressed by its grandeur - maybe it used to be the Bank of England when we had less money?!

The most notable part of my journey there was on the Central Line, where a man insisted on waving a small wooden cross in front of each passenger in turn. It's hard to make out the cross in his right hand, but look at the faces of the other passengers, most of whom as always pretend it isn't happening.

I feel blessed.

6 comments:

Cllr. Paul Hopfensperger said...

PF - You certainly lead an exciting life! I'm speechless! LOL!

Paul F said...

I feel a new song coming on...

picklesmum said...

"Heaven knows I'm miserable now"?
Only joking!

Mark G. Hardy said...

Great pub owned by Fullers and a good pint of "Pride". Often use it as its literally next door to the High Court in the Strand. Only problem is that its full of lawyers!
Anyway about that new song..... and your poll request. Could we have a "none of the above" box?

Paul F said...

Mark - Yes, have been reading about your exploits elsewhere on the net. All very, as you might say, entertaining.

None of the above is, by default, the act of not voting - but its too late to change the wording once the voting has started - a nice safeguard againsst 'fiddling' don't you think?

Mark G. Hardy said...

Glad to see you are doing your research ahead of Thursday.

None of the above is not an "act of not voting" - it is participation by stating that none of the candidates are a persons choice.

Abstention is deliberate distortion of the poll, apathetic and could probably be described as an "act of not voting" -but even then.......