Me: Why has your colleague gone on holidays to Israel?
Mr. Waffle: I suppose he has family there.
Me: He’s English; are there a lot of English people living in Isreal?
Him: Yes, he is English but his parents weren’t. They moved to England before he was born; they were Czech, German speaking Jews from the Sudatenland.
That is unlucky. I suppose at least they got out.
NaBloPoMo – V is for Vidal, Vonnegut and Voltaire. I was shocked by Myra Breckinridge. I was young. “Slaughterhouse Five” left me baffled. I just couldn’t see what everyone else saw in it. Of this trio, who would have thought Voltaire would come out best? I’ve only read “Candide” but it’s an easy and quite entertaining and, best of all, short read. I must say that none of these would have featured under a better letter like M or T but needs must.
A happy Thanksgiving to the Americans out there. We had mushrooms on toast for dinner. I thought you would like to know as you struggle with mountains of leftover turkey.