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[Feb. 10th, 2013|08:20 pm]
Resting Pedant
I was walking up Church Road on Thursday, past the closed-down newsagent, Hove Newsagents, when I noticed two unhappy-looking men standing in the street ahead. They were facing me, but their heads were bent over something one man was holding in his hands. From a distance it looked like a wallet full of highly-coloured foreign bank notes. They were very absorbed in some sort of complicated discussion in a language I didn't recognise.

It all seemed quite exotic, but once I was close enough I realised that they were leafing through a small packet of processed ham, very carefully separating and counting the slices.

That is a true story, and I thought it was worth passing on.
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[User Picture]From: mockduck
2013-02-10 08:22 pm (UTC)
Goodness, I was just thinking about you.
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[User Picture]From: restingpedant
2013-02-10 10:14 pm (UTC)
Hm, it seems that your thoughts may have the power to summon people back to LiveJournal.
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[User Picture]From: mockduck
2013-02-11 08:45 pm (UTC)
I will try to use my powers for good.
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[User Picture]From: gfrancie
2013-02-10 10:59 pm (UTC)
Ham is a serious thing.
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[User Picture]From: restingpedant
2013-02-11 12:10 am (UTC)
Should be, shouldn't it. I think this was barely ham, in a nasty ham-wallet, like this.
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[User Picture]From: restingpedant
2013-02-17 01:37 am (UTC)
OK. I am definitely sticking around to bask in the unsurpassed opacity of your comments.
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[User Picture]From: restingpedant
2013-02-17 01:51 pm (UTC)
No altruism implied - the pleasure will be all mine!
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