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Any Port in a Storm

I was in the Spar last week looking for a bottle of Sherry for a recipe. I went to the counter where the spirits are kept. The young man behind the counter was in his early 20s.

Me: Hi, do you have any sherry?
Him: What?
Me: Sherry, do you have any sherry?
Hm [Long pause]: I don’t even know what that is.
Me: Look behind you, the Harvey’s Bristol cream, that’s sherry.
Him: Oh really?

I bet his granny knew what sherry was.

3 Responses to “Any Port in a Storm”

  1. heather Says:

    getting older is just one long list of explanations to the younger generation.

    however, J and I were in Spain and unable to communicate that we wanted a particular type of Sherry despite using our best Spanish and when that failed we shouted loudly in English. I think that beats your sherry story – we couldn’t get any in the country it comes from

  2. Jennifer Says:

    Did you really want it for a recipe, or have you started having “just a small one” in the evenings?

  3. belgianwaffle Says:

    That is impressive re your failure to get sherry in Spain, Heather. J, I think that sounds delightful..

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