lunes, agosto 18, 2008

Flower Power

I am not a huge fan of Brussels but, at present, I have to be here. However, I sometimes try and expand my tiny little mind with whatever delicacy they are offering - being the 'Capital of Europe' and all that nonsense.

An annual event that caught my eye, sprung me into action. Unfortunately, it coincided with me being on holiday and thus I couldn't really be arsed to do anything, but, endeavouring to be a nice person, I explained to Her Majesty of Butterflies that I would watch the beginning of the football season and then take her to the flower show.

Here follows the conversation with my friendly Oirish barman which I found somewhat entertaining:-

Goth - "So, I was thinking of taking Mariposa to that huge flower display on the Grand Place"
Barman - "I wouldn't bother if I were you. I went last night and it's rubbish"
Goth - "But I thought it was supposed to be really impressive"
Barman - "Nah - it's just a load of pebbles"
Goth - "So it's not really flowers at all"
Barman - "No - just a load of pebbles on a carpet in a smart design"
Goth - "Did somebody paint these pebbles individually?"
Barman - "No - they just arranged them"
Goth - "So why would they look like flowers?"
Barman - "Because they came off the flowers - you know?!"
Goth - "The pebbles came off the flowers?"
Barman - "Yeah - every flower has pebbles"
*realisation occurs*
Goth - "They're called petals dude"
Barman - "It's still fucking boring"

So, afterwards Mariposa and I visited the pebbles. Well, we are on holiday after all ;-)

8 comentarios:

( . )( . ) dijo...

OMGGGGG the dude thought that petals were pebbles. How long in life can someone get away with that.

People scare me they do.

SpanishGoth dijo...

Indeed. I dare say some twat will comment about regional accents but that is not the case at all.

But, if they want to pelt me with 'pebbles' - HA HA

zoe dijo...

Btw, it isn't an annual event - it's a bi-annual event.

john.g. dijo...

Sounds a bit stoney to me!

Leni Qinan dijo...

Oh, it could have been worse. You could have got stoned on pebbles/petals, lol! Anyways... was it nice?

Ms Kravitz (back from the beach, but still on holidays).

Daphne Wayne-Bough dijo...

I ordered a roast beef dinner in that bar once. That barman asked me if I wanted gravel on it. Was he a builder before by any chance?

Mr Farty dijo...

Pebbles, Bam-Bam, whatever. Were Fred and Barney there too?

SpanishGoth dijo...

Zed -> so it's not perennial?

JG -> Apparently it does look better if you're stoned

Ms Kravitz -> it looks better than the dog shit that usually adorns the area

Daphne -> not sure if he was a builder - we are talking about Bob though?

Nr Farty -> don't know - was too busy looking for Scooby snacks