Saturday, September 23, 2006

Un ange passe*

I hate long silences. I’m always the one who blurts out some inane comment just to fill the three microseconds of awkwardness in a conversation.

So, did you know that if you keep a sweet potato for a long time:
a) you shouldn’t try to pick it up, because it will have gone mushy-rotten
b) despite its vile texture the mushiness will exude the heady aroma of something between lychees and parma-violets ?

Right, back to the silence then.

*The French can fill up any awkward gaps in conversation by suggesting that "an angel is passing through", which invariably makes the silence even more uncomfortable.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Then there are those at dinner parties who are so embarassed at the long silences and having no interesting sweet potato facts, they feel compelled to fill them with questionable jokes ... then you have to pretend to laugh ...
But only the males maybe
By the way have you heard the one about ...

file:///private/var/tmp/folders.502/TemporaryItems/com.apple.mail.drag/politique.JPG

from the usual suspect

Lesley said...

No, but I'd like to (links to a file on your hard disk, you plonker!)

deborah said...

Well that word private was apt then, wasn't it!

Will forward the picture ... it probably flashed round the internet ages ago! Alain Juppé's name comes last ...

I've been filling silences recently by asking everyone if they are going to vote for Juppé and if so, why.

Lesley said...

Deborah: Here's a good blog post on that crook Juppé: Comment is free: Business as usual