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You Couldn’t Make It Up
July 20, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
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You Couldn’t Make It Up

July 20, 2017

Just received an email from Courtney. "Dear David please find enclosed our lowest quote for the term life insurance we discussed, my line manager told me to assume the alligator wrestling thing was a joke so I have ignored it. Please let me know if you wish to proceed or if you have any further questions." Ummm!!

July 20, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
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You Couldn’t Make It Up

July 20, 2017

What about "grisly bear wrestling " , yep I thought so ,now that means I'm not going to the Rockies.

July 21, 2017

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Posts: 199
You Couldn’t Make It Up

July 21, 2017

David, Alligator wrestling is not so off the wall, there is a place in Colorado called Mosca, at this place there is a is a firm called Colorado Gators Reptile farm, here a lad of Scottish ancestry called Jason Macdonald  will teach you to wrestle alligators of all sizes up to 12 feet,  you will be given a Certificate of Insanity if you complete the course. The address is as follows, WWW.COLORADOGATORS.COM.Tele. 719.378.2612, using the appropriate US dialing code. I think you should reply to Courtney saying how disappointed you are that her company seems to feel that this was a joke  etc etc I am sure a man of your education can get some mileage out of this and it will stop you getting bored with Parliament being on their hols. keep smiling young man.

July 21, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 556
You Couldn’t Make It Up

July 21, 2017

A brilliant wee tale David, and knowing you from way back, I know full well every word of  it will be true ! You & Jimmie James (RIP) always had that great ability to talk at any level whilst keeping a straight face, recipients of the "tongue" never quite sure what to believe - long may your "facetious, indeed acrimonious" abilities remain to keep us amused !! Question - who uttered those words ("facetious, indeed acrimonious") at a Mess Meeting in Senne, which had us all gobsmacked, especially the RSM at the time, Paul Savage (also RIP) !?! John (JKW)

July 22, 2017

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You Couldn’t Make It Up

July 22, 2017

I can't recall who uttered the words you speak of John, was it someone who knew the meaning of them??  As an aside, just watching Peter Kay on the TV, he's on stage and a guy is heckling him from the audience. Kay singles him out in the darkness and  shouts; "Right son, next time someone says penny for your thoughts to you, sell em"!Brilliant! Not acrimonious but certainly faceitious!

July 22, 2017

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You Couldn’t Make It Up

July 22, 2017

Ron James was the "utterer" of those fine words, which brought a stunned silence because none of us knew what they meant, including dear old "Beastie", until the silence erupted into sniggers turning to outright laughter - oh happy days ! Peter Kay - love the guy, on stage, "Phoenix Nights" and in "Car Share", especially the 1st series, absolutely brilliant ! John (JKW)


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