Monday, 14 February 2011

YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP

This afternoon I went on an errand for my friend. On the way into town my 'phone rang. I nearly wrecked the car trying to find the 'phone in my bag so that I could yell at the caller "I'm driving, I'll call you back". Couldn't find 'phone, pulled over. It stopped ringing. "1 lost call - view". I viewed. My friend. Maybe I don't need to go on the errand after all. I call back. Busy. I call back. Busy. I call...well you get the drift.

I sit in the layby for a while hoping she would call me back. She doesn't. I drive off. Peep, peep. A message. I pull over. 1 voicemail. I access voicemail. Voice tells me that I'm not set up for voice mail. What sort of f.....g service lets someone leave a message on a service that isn't set up? Grrrr! I try ringing friend again. Busy. I drive off. Phone rings. I pull over. 'Phone stops ringing. Friend. I call friend, she answers and apologises for ringing me in the first place, she meant to ring someone else. Oh my, how we laughed.

Now take a look at this. The video is 12 minutes long but, provided you understand our weird British humour, is very, very funny. http://www.eyeonvirginia.com/videos/524/yeoman-warder-at-tower-of-london

http://www.eyeonvirginia.com/videos/524/yeoman-warder-at-tower-of-london

17 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

That was a riot! Thanks so much for sharing! The yeoman did an amazing job!

DogLover said...

In view of the yeoman's derogatory comments about the Scots and in view of my ancestry, I am ceasing to be one of your readers, R&C.

DogLover said...

Just kidding! What a brilliant talk!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Eva I can't believe he's allowed to say those things. He is so funny.

Retiredandcrazy said...

We nearly did the Tower of London guide a few years ago DogLover, but we were a bit knackered so we decided not to. I wish we had done it now. Unfortunately, I suspect that all the guides aren't this entertaining. How wonderful that they haven't tried to make him PC and boring.

Jay said...

I love the video!! ROFL!! He's a scream isn't he? I only hope the kids didn't take him too seriously.

I agree with you about the phone. I had the same problem. "You have voicemail" followed by "you can't actually HAVE the voicemail because you haven't set it up". So ... as you say, why do they allow you to accept it and make the caller think you've heard their message?

Retiredandcrazy said...

I just loved him Jay. It's amazing he is punching a hole through all the PC BS. Hallelujah!

Out of My Mind said...

Just dropped in from Eva's....loved it...moving on to others>>>>>> that is me moving on to read more>>>>>>>>kt

Nick Thomas said...

Love the Brit humor..I mean, humour.

Oh, and Happy Presidents Pets Day -the day after Presidents Day, as I like to call it. In the US, of course we love our presidents..... pets. See my blog if you’re in the mood for a good ol' irreverent howl.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thsnks for the visit Out of My Mind. You sound like a good match for me - retiredandcrazy!

SandyCarlson said...

You made my laugh. The crises that are not.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for the visit Nick. I did visit your blog and loved it.

Retiredandcrazy said...

I love to make you laugh Sandy.

RNSANE said...

That was a fun video. I've been to the Tower of London, probably five time. I always want to see it when I'm in town! To check up on the ravens,you know.

My cell phone automatically answers as I have it on the seat and on speaker when I'm in the car. I don't get that many calls, though.

aims said...

We could use this as a training video for our rafting guides!

Or - better yet - he could just come and work over here for the summer!

Retiredandcrazy said...

You've been to the Tower of London more times than I have Carmen!

Retiredandcrazy said...

He is a gem isn't he aims? I'm just so amazed that some PC idiot hasn't tried to stop him.