The School for Bores edition

One test out of the way…..

…..and one to go

Back to business this morning with the constitutional

pant along the coast towards Reculver Towers

As the G.-man cruised past the National Coastwatch ‘lookout’

…..he spied an old duffer spying on an empty sea…..

What a monumental waste of time that game must be…..

…..there are no Somali pirates in English territorial waters

…..nor will he spot the crew of the ‘Cheeki Rafiki’ bobbing about

…..and this is Hernie…..

…..even the beach-candy is in the Greek Islands or some such

Anyway, fear and trepidation was the in the air ahead of Test 1

Our fiendish lecturer had threatened to be there when we

turned the papers over ‘just to see the looks of horror’ ! ! !

When he duly walked in while we waiting for the gun…..

… could have sensed the sphincters flinch ! ! ! ! !

Our Russian classmate had had a strategic ‘pony’ before

we went in…..Good thinking… must be all that chess !

The moment finally arrived…..

Said fiendish lecturer grinned demonically and…..

The G.-man waited…..

Others whipped their papers over and stared…..

With a zen-like calm the G.-man still waited…..


No banshee-like wail from the co-testees

No curious squeak from the G.-moll sitting right behind him


The fiendish lecturer slipped out of the examination room

So the Groover flipped the paper over and took a butchers

Instead of the feared ‘death by a thousand knives’ there was a

set of questions oozing ‘heroic grandeur, harmony and balance’

Perhaps Shearman himself had set the paper…..

…..or perhaps the soul of Shearman has transmigrated into our

fiendish lecturer

Either way a room full of anxious bottoms breathed a sigh (not a

literal one) of relief

3 hours later and a little well deserved tucker was called for…..

So it was off to Byron in Store Street…..still the best burger under

a tenner in London…..

…..probably the world

The G.-moll went for the child’s menu…..Hmmmmm

The G.-man went for a large ‘Blue Ribbon’…..

…..that’s a Peroni to you ! …..

… wash down his straight out-of-the-top-drawer burger

If you are ever in London and you want to eat fast and eat


Byron’s your boy

Test 2 on the 5th June

Excelsior !


p.s. The School for Bores is a flattering way of referring to the

self-abuse brigade in the national Coastwatch ‘lookout’


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