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On 09 November 1999 22:49, Reef Fish wrote:
 
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> Parrotfish (ob scuba) Andy wrote,
 
> >>>>Paris is tiny, it's easy to walk everywhere.
 
> Bah!  You couldn't walk the grounds of the Palace of Versailles in a week!
> The Louvre?  Another week.  :-)   But we did walk the Avenue des Champs
> Elysees and found the garcon who served Strike the Grand Bier!!  :-)
(snip)
> I stopped at the cafe, with red and golden parachute umbrellas over the
> sidewalk tables, and immediately found a garcon who fitted Strike's
> descriptions.
 
> >The waiter's face went brittle!  "Ah! m'sieur wishes to have a large
beer?"
> >he replied.  "Yes!  M'sieur does indeed want a large beer!" I said.  "In
> >that case", he said, in a very snooty manner, "I will get m'sieur a large
> >beer!"
 
> I waved my finger to this garcon and asked, "Do you remember some Aussie
> character who tried to pass as a Parisienne and ordered Un Grand Bier
> from you?"
 
> The garcon's eyes lit up and grinned from ear to ear.   "Oui, M'sieur!"
> The garcon continued, "e ordoeured 'un grand bier' wen e shoot 'ave
> just said 'a large beer';  but noting e's an Aussie, I brought 'im a
> SMALL beer instead.  You should 'ave seen 'ow long it took that
> bastard to feeenish drinkin' de small beer!"
 
> >The waiter, meanwhile, was hovering just inside the window monitoring my
> >progress.  I eventually finished the beer and called for the waiter!
"Oui,
> >M'sieur?"
 
> >"That was excellent",  I said, "I think I'll come back for another a
little
> >later!  But when I do, can you make the next beer I order a 'Large' one?
> >We're not used to drinking from such small glasses in Oz!   You bastard!"
 
> Ah, VERITAS ... or the TRUTH comes out.   :-)   It WAS a small beer!  :-))
 
You believed him, rather than me? <BWG>  - Of course he'd say that!  France
had just gone down 35 - 12 in the World Cup Rugby Union *Grand* Final!  He's
probably trying to salvage some national pride by convincing himself that it
was a just a petit warm-up match!  :-)
 
Strike