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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Overheard

Overheard at Twickenham yesterday:

Squaddie: "So how's this compare with the crowd you get at an international match?"

Policeman: "Well you get far more twats at the internationals but you lot are professional drinkers."

Is that a compliment?

11 Comments:

Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

Definitely! Well the ad always says "Join the Professionals". Now I know why!

11:29 am  
Blogger Foilwoman said...

Professional drinker vs. Twat? That's a tough one? As a guy, you'll probably vote for the drinking, but it a literal sense a twat (for most women and straight mem) is a good thing . . . so? But you, I'm guessing Mrs. Solder would rather you be a professional drinker than a twat. Just saying.

2:47 pm  
Blogger Katy Newton said...

It is better than being an unprofessional drinker. How's the head this morning?

4:45 pm  
Blogger d34dpuppy said...

cant u do both n b a prof twat drinker? mrs will like that

6:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

commenting at a slight tangent here, but shouldnt it now be called the Fiji v Navy Rugby match seeing as the Army cant get any decent British players of its own?
yes i'm a Navy fan (being of the bootneck persuasion) and IMHO, a poor show all round from both teams this year.

6:33 pm  
Blogger gonorr said...

classic statement.

8:22 pm  
Anonymous Mr Angry said...

Professional Drinker? I like that title.

I consider myself more of an enthusiastic amateur.

12:39 pm  
Blogger The Boy said...

From a Policeman? Compliment.

But having spent time in the advertising business, there's nothing like a suit to hide an addiction. The last "firm" had an in house pub, and every executive office came with a wee small fridge that got stocked up on demand...

4:46 pm  
Blogger Theblonde said...

Professional drinkers savour their tipple! ...so I would say, yes it's a compliment!

9:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course if you take the devil in the detail, the comment was "you get FAR MORE twats at the internationals.." which would indeed fall into the category of back handed compliments. And of course there's the context, was it a casual conversation or was the squaddie peeing happily in his ignorance against the side of the black maria etc?

BigNose

9:44 pm  
Blogger Lennie Briscoe said...

From a copper definately a compliment. A professional can take their drink mon capitan and not hand out abuse.

1:28 pm  

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