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Thursday, June 02, 2005

No Fool Like an Older Fool

There has been much tooing and froing on DPF's blog about the now famous and much publicised (for free) "Who owns the beachs?" billboard. It took me about twelve hours to wake up to the fact there is no 'cnr Nelson and Hobson Sts' where the billboard was said to be displayed. We 'older' country boys take a little time to cotton on to these things, you see.

'spannerintheworks' conceded the point and invited me for a beer which invitation I accepted by e-mail, never having met a real live blogger in the flesh. Of course it has taken me another twelve hours to realise the pub to which she invited me, like the billboard, is on the corner of two parallel roads.

Well done spanner. In a pontoon school it's called doubling back and I fell for it - hook, line and spanner.

Wouldn't mind a beer one day though.

Which reminds me of possibly my finest hour in such matters.

My first real job (1970) was as a sales rep for an Australian agrochemical company. I was calling on sheep farmers in Southern WA and being quick on the uptake I noticed that where the side road off the bitumen was 'Black Rd' I found a Mr Black and on 'Peters Rd found a Mr peters and so on. I came to R P Fence Rd and turned off. After twenty minutes there appeared about four acres of rusting vehicles and machinery with an old bloke (white) sitting in a humpy smoking a pipe. I pulled up in my flash new Valiant station wagon and asked him "Can you tell me where to find Mr Fence?" He looked at me blankly from his bloodshot and watery eyes so I explained.

"You silly bastard,"he said. "It's the rabbit proof fence and it's fifteen hundred bloody miles long."

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 6/02/2005 09:59:00 am

8 Comments:

Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

DPF has eight of the real billboards.

6/02/2005 11:01:00 am  
Blogger Philu said...

adolph..have you never met the other members of your rightwing coven? :)

phil(whoar.co.nz)

6/02/2005 01:21:00 pm  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

phil. No, our relationships are entirely platonic, old chap. We don't need to meet before breakfast each Monday to hear the word as it is spake by our beloved leader or whomever happens to still be in the country at the time. Leave that to the Lefties and the Fundies.

6/02/2005 01:53:00 pm  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Well, if he hadn't been there you could have had a long drive to Mr. Fence's house.

6/02/2005 07:04:00 pm  
Blogger span said...

ahem, sorry about that.

6/02/2005 07:57:00 pm  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Phil, I have no idea what my fellow posters are like.

They are going to be surprised when they meet me for the first time and discover I'm a thirteen year old called Kirstan. I want to be an FBI agent when I grow up. Like Scully.

6/02/2005 08:24:00 pm  
Blogger Theprophet said...

Adolf - I'll come and have a beer with you next time I'm in Uckland. Its funny isn't it, your preconceptions about people from the net. Must be a book in it.

Zen - Being 13 myself I can assure you we don't like scully.And the FBI is for.. like.. losers.

Allah protect us

6/02/2005 09:34:00 pm  
Blogger Philu said...

adolf..drop me an email when/where you and prophet are having a beer..the whole pre-conceptions thing fascinates me too..

sure to be some humour to be had..

phil(whoar.co.nz)

6/03/2005 09:27:00 am  

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