snow-stranded faerie tales
At the Elephant Hotel, Pangbourne, the guests stranded by the suddent, unexpected, snowfall share stories of how they came to be at this hotel
Formerly Handsome Other Guest (FHOG): (slurred) I wanted to bring the truck out tonight, but my wife wanted to come in the Merc
FHOG: So we came in the Merc because I always have to do what she says (slurred with a venemous undertone)
FHOG: but she’s admitted she was wrong this time, for the first time in 10 years marriage she’s admitted she was wrong (triumphant venemous overtones with a hint of over-exaggeration. Yuck)
FHOG: this is my mother….
Reminder to self – a black polo-neck jumper, stylish set of spectacles and slim build do not predict good-heartedness. Sometimes I’m such a slow learner.