Friday, March 14, 2008

I beg your pardon?


At last! My true status has been verified!

This morning, as I was walking past the train station on my way to work, I was greeted thusly by the regular Big Issue seller there:

"Good morning, your Royal Highness. How are we today?"

Of course, I smiled graciously as I glided past, turning my head to face the bowing and scraping* minion who'd spoken up, and replied:

"Fine, thank you. Have a good day."

It was either that or "Beg me, Ross. Beg me." But I didn't think he'd get the reference.
Anyway, I walked towards work with a big grin slapped to my face, thinking what a wonderful start to the day.

And then I got to work and had an utterly shit day.



Bugger.



* He really did scrape. He looked like he was attempting to bow, but it kind of turned into a curtsey and then he looked as if he was going to fall over - Must've been the Tennants Extra he had for breakfast...

29 comments:

  1. So how did the opening of Terminal 5 go?

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  2. Quite well, actually. A slight smile, a dignified wave, a hasty duck to dodge the champagne bottle that was launched slightly too close to my head for comfort...

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  3. Yeah, my aim's a bit off this week…

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  4. He thought you looked like m'aam as in jam not m'aam as in ham?

    Were you wearing polyester again?

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  5. You can have this round, just for the "Beg me, Ross. Beg me"." comment.

    IDV: 3

    Tim: 2

    Me: 1

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  6. Are we counting down to something?

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  7. The big bang perhaps?

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  8. IDV spontaneously combusting when he realises he'll never get his grubby little paws on me?

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  9. Ooh, maybe it's like the PBS show "321 Contact!"

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  10. Was there any kowtowing going on?

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  11. I see the papers have yet to reveal your recent actions in the war against terror--how else do you explain your recent disappearance...probably on a mission from Her Majesty's Secret Service.

    Be wary of the paper dude...most likely a spy...and like any Bond Film, you must knock boots before you off him with some hidden device designed by Q!

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  12. I knew that, eventually, you're walking about wearing that tiara would get comments.

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  13. Tim: Let's hope it stays that way.

    CyberPoo: I most certainly was not!

    Why, the very idea brought up a little bit of sick.

    T-Bird: Yay me! I'm glad that, like most royals, I wasn't carrying any money with me, other wise I'd've had to have said "Big Issue? Here... Have a fiver!"

    Tim: Well, I'm counting on somethings coming down.

    T-Bird: Yes, those.

    Tim: My paws are neither grubby, nor little. And I promise to keep my claws retracted.

    Dinah: Contact. Yes, that's what I'm hoping for after the countdown.

    MJ: Well, yes, but I don't think it was intentional (the drunken lush!).

    Eros: I'm not knocking boots with him - His boots are made of newspaper!

    As for my Secret Servicing, let's just say that I can be very discreet...

    Rimshot: I'm just surprised that it's taken this long!

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  14. Will you be bashing Tim with your orb ans sceptre ???

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  15. I might even get my sword out and Knight him, Beast!

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  16. That's the first thing that's me me laugh today!

    Yay!

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  17. Yay, indeed!

    Have you been a little down, Pigwig?

    * resists joke about size and Down *

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  18. I'll take this opportunity to refuse any attempts to bestowe a knighthood upon me. In fact, if you come anywhere near me you might find it's more like orb SANS spectre.

    It'll be in the gutter somewhere, no doubt.

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  19. The jury is out until IDV comes back to that.

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  20. Very well, Tim. I shall cast you out to live amongst the peasants and work in the fields getting all hot, sweaty and muddy...

    Oh, my!

    * fans self *

    T-Bird: I'm coming back to the simpler, peasant way of life, I think!

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  21. Timbo, he just trumped you, my friend.

    IDV. Still my hero.

    Shall we wait to see what Tim comes up with next *crosses fingers and hopes it involves a certain tool of revenge*

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  22. so, did you buy a copy?

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  23. Oh no, there you are, Queen of all you survey but unable to act on your love for the hunky peasant boy working the fields because of class divisions.

    You're locked into a loveless marriage with a pot-bellied inbred who cannot satisfy the urges of you (admittedly malfunctioning) DeVice, while hunky peasant boy marries a beautiful Autumn Reeser look-alike. And let me tell you, it's not just the fields he's ploughing these days, fnar, fnar.

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  24. T-Bird: I may have trumped him, but now Tim's trumped in my face - The dirty git!

    Tickers: Heavens, no. I don't want to encourage him.

    Tim: Your ploughing in Autumn sickens me.

    * crack *

    * clunk *

    Oh. I think that was what ever was left of my heart...

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  25. or your device malfunctioning again.

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  26. Come here, Tim. Let me just test it to check.

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  27. Can't you do that by hand. Like you usually do?

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  28. This is a tie, gentlemen.

    Status: Quo.

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  29. Great post and fab comments. You do have a way.

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