This could also be called the ‘going native’ edition
Have you ever wondered how the locals can afford
to sit at bars when you are on holiday and a beer costs
We all have
And the answer ? ? ?
Well it’s simple really, there are two scales
The tourist’s rate…..
And the local’s rate…..
And how do I know this ? ? ? ? ?
Because El Groover has made the breakthrough !
It happened at ‘Caffe Verdi’
The G.-man likes to stop there at the end of his evening
passeggiata and imbibe a ‘birra media’
To you that’s a pint of Veldenstiener
Nectar in a glass ! ! !
I was settling up a little while ago when ‘Il Padrone’
pulled me aside and told me he was putting me on
the local’s rate
BREAKTHROUGH ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
I have been drinking there for 11 years
A quick back of a cigarette packet calculation would
mean I have consumed 1200 pints there
1200 ! ! ! ! !
…..at lets say an average of 4 euros a pint
That makes an investment of 4800 euros
HOLE IN ONE !
I’m on the insider’s price scale
FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE
I suppose I should increase my consumption in order
to maximise my return
ERR, perhaps not
Anyway, that neatly explains that little mystery
Now for the Bermuda Triangle !
On this theme of going local………
…..my favourite grocery store is ‘Le Quattro Stagioni’
This means ‘the four seasons’ in English……
But what I like about it is they have a special section promoting
‘I PRODOTTI BASSANESE’
In other words locally grown produce…..
…..as opposed to stuff flown half way round the world
that you buy in Sainsburys
The G.-man only buys local…..
…..he has a heart of green
…..and Rosaria (a cute local) always slips something
in his shopping bag gratis at said establishment……….
Tonight it was an onion !
It’s the thought !
Any way, onion or otherwise you only get this when you
You can call me Grooverino from now on