Lured by the big city and the bright lights…..
…..the G-man cruised up to London on Tuesday
…..for the Quintessentially Art Patron event
The word ‘art’ and the promise of champagne
and canapes usually does the trick ! ! !
Quintessentially is a global concierge company…..
…..in other words they work for rich people who
are short on time and long on wants
But art patronage ? ! ?
The G-man was intrigued…..
Spotting one of the founders of the company, a
jolly relative of the Duchess of Cornwall called
Ben Elliot, the Groover decided to satisfy his
Attracting his attention he came across the room
It was probably the hat that did it…..
…..Bless the old bakerboy…..!
You know the saying ?
‘If you want to get ahead, get a hat’
On the other hand, it could have been something to do
with the frantic hand action
Introductions out of the way, I asked…..
‘Is this new scheme aimed at the inchoate culture vulture?’
His reply was a little unexpected…..
…..and a mite surprising…..
‘Err, what does inchoate mean? Look, I just own the company,
I don’t know what it does’
Short on something !
Now I know how we built the British Empire
Then he quickly excused himself, he had to make a short
speech to the crowded room
There must be a trick to making a speech about something
you don’t know anything about
Anyway, there was always the champagne (Perrier-Jouet)
…..and the canapes (various)
As another saying goes, ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you
The G-man quickly made friends with the diminutive Maria
from Slovenia (all 4 foot 10 inches of her) who seemed
to be in charge of carrying the trays of canapes
Then every time she emerged with a fresh tray she made a
beeline for the ravenous G-man…..
…..it was like something straight out of an Ealing Comedy
…..she ignored the outstretched hands of hungry guests
…..she pretended not to hear their calls to her as she
brushed by them…..
…..and right to the G-spot…..
…..where the G-man waited like a hungry cuckoo
Short, but not short of everything
Eventually the Perrier-Jouet ran out and was replaced by
When you have been eating steak, you don’t switch to kebabs
The G-man left the building